According to the Orlando Sentinel, a Disney World tourist was caught with possession of a gun. The incident took place at a temperature screening tent near the Magic Kingdom’s security checkpoint. In a bizarre chain of events, the guest is accused of ditching the loaded handgun behind a planter.
The incident occurred on October 8th. The Georgia woman, Marcia Temple, claims that she asked her 6-year old child to keep an eye on the item. Furthermore, she claims her brother was going to return the gun and handbag to the car before entering the Magic Kingdom.
The situation was first observed by a medical professional who was taking temperatures at the security checkpoint at the park near Orlando.
Marcia Temple claimed to authorities that she asked the child to keep an eye on the item as she tried to get her brother to bring the gun and handbag to the car outside Magic Kingdom.
A medical professional nearby took notice of the event. She told security that she saw Temple leave something behind the planter. Security then alerted Orange County Deputy Nadia Engwall, who discovered the bag holding the 9mm gun, which had 10 bullets inside.
“Upon opening the purse, I recognized the butt of a firearm, readily accessible once opened,” Engwall said in the arrest report.
Marcia Temple was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed firearm since she did not possess a permit.
The Walt Disney Company is diligent about keeping its theme parks and resorts safe for guests.
Our rules are clear. Weapons are not allowed at our resort.
– Andrea Finger, Disney spokeswoman
Disney provides clear guidelines for guests visiting Disney World when it comes to weapons. Regardless of whether you possess a permit, guns are forbidden on Disney property.
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