A former Disney World employee is accused of stealing $7,000 worth of Haunted Mansion costumes, according to an Orange County arrest affidavit.
Patrick Spikes, 24, of Winter Garden has been charged with burglary, grand theft, and dealing in stolen property.
He entered a restricted area of Disney and stole over $7,000 in items then sold them online.
ARRESTED: Patrick Spikes, 24, sits behind bars and faces charges of burglary, grand theft, and dealing in stolen property. He entered a restricted area of Disney, stole over $7,000 in items and resold them. Special thanks to the tireless efforts of our Sector 6 detectives. pic.twitter.com/ih3SaewzsN
— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) May 17, 2019
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet that they were able to make an arrest due to the tireless efforts of the Sector 6 detectives.
The arrest affidavit shows Patrick Spikes is accused of using his Disney employee ID to get into the Magic Kingdom on Jul. 31, 2018 and navigated the utilidor area of the Magic Kingdom and took Buzzy from the retired Cranium Command attraction which we reported as missing a few months ago.
Documents show that Spikes had photos on his phone of other Animatrontics that were stolen and a judge signed a search warrant for Spikes phone on Dec. 20, 2018. Some other stolen photographed items was merchandise taken from the Haunted Mansion as well.
Detectives reached out on April 26, 2019 to one of the people who purchased what they thought was legally obtained merchandise from Spikes as he stated he was given the items from Disney with permission.
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