A man told who he was arrested at at a Disney park after allegedly refusing a temperature check Authorities that he could not be ordered to leave the premises because he paid $ 15,000 at the resort, according to body camera images released this week and obtained by The Washington Post.
“I paid $ 15,000. You can’t trespass if I pay $ 15,000, ”the man, identified by police as Kelly Sills, told police in Disney Springs in Florida.
According to an Orange County Sheriff’s Department police report cited by NBC News, Sills, a tourist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, dodged a Disney Springs medical exam in February and refused to have his temperature checked when asked by employees. from Disney.
Agents and a Disney Springs security manager approached Sills when he was outside the Boathouse restaurant, according to the chain. Sills reportedly argued with the security manager, and then the manager told him that “he was no longer welcome in the park today.”
Later in the video, Sills is heard asking to have his temperature taken before he is kicked out, according to the Post.
“Will you take my temperature before you kick me out, please?” he asked in the video, according to the Post.
“They will do it in jail,” an officer replied.
“Well that’s good,” Sills said.
Sills has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor trespassing offense, NBC News reported, citing Orange County court records.
In an interview with the Post, Sills said his temperature was “happily” taken, but he inadvertently entered through an exit, unaware of his mistake. He also blamed the security manager for escalating the incident and compared Disney’s security to the Nazis and the mob.
However, he admitted that he was “a bit in a bad mood” that day after traveling.
The incident occurred in Florida, where coronavirus restrictions have been largely relaxed across the state.
Last month, spring breakers flocked to Miami Beach, prompting the city to declare a state of emergency because of the great crowds that congregate.
A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week found that the number of COVID-19 cases in Florida derived from variants of the virus had more than double during the previous two weeks. On March 20, the state became the third state to reach 2 million coronavirus infections, following California and Texas.
The episode at Disney Spring is the latest in a series of incidents involving customers refusing to comply with COVID-19 restrictions.
In February, security footage captured a Colorado grocery store worker. get slapped in the face after asking a buyer to put on a mask. According to Denver Fox Affiliate Station, KDVR, a King Soopers grocery store clerk asked a customer to wear a mask, prompting the buyer to call the clerk a vulgar name and slap her.
Last summer, a woman from Colorado captured by the camera calling staff “Nazis” after being asked to leave a liquor store because they refused to comply with the store’s mask policy.
In February, the Transportation Security Administration authorized to fine passengers who refuse to comply with mask requirements on public transportation systems.