Former Disney Employee faces charges of Grand Theft for stealing $7000 worth of Haunted Mansion Costumes and More

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.

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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4 thoughts on “Former Disney Employee faces charges of Grand Theft for stealing $7000 worth of Haunted Mansion Costumes and More

  1. How dumb is this guy?! Doesn’t he know that anything put on the internet is not private?! This article reminds me of when that woman stole someone’s baby carriage from Magic Kingdom a year or 2 ago, & then police found her because she sold it on the internet. I mean, come on… people are so naive these days, they think they can’t get caught! Such a shame that people have to resort to stealing.. Thankfully this guy was caught! #DisneyVacayGiveaway

  2. I was wondering whether he took Buzzy and BOOM! There’s the answer!! This is a court case I really want to follow. #DisneyVacayGiveaway

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