Man Caught With Loaded Gun Entering Walt Disney World
On Monday a 61-year-old man was arrested for having a loaded gun at Walt Disney World, said multiple reports.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Michael Langston was attempting to slip into the Epcot theme park security with a loaded pistol. Langston of Abita Springs, La. is now facing a charge of carrying a concealed firearm without a permit, per his arrest report.
Langston was trying to enter the park through the no-bag security line when a Disney security guard noticed him. According to the arrest affidavit, the security officer asked Langston to go through the metal detector at which point Langston confessed to having a gun in his possession. The security guard alerted authorities at about 9:55 a.m. of the situation.
An Orange County deputy sheriff discovered a loaded Smith and Wesson Bodyguard .380 automatic tied to the suspect’s waist and the gun was fully loaded.
In the arrest report, the deputy wrote that Langston had no intention of declaring his firearm to authorities, nor does he have a permit to carry a concealed weapon. He would have entered the theme park with a loaded gun had he not been selected to go through the metal detector.
It was reported that Langston told officers he forgot to leave his gun at his hotel room and didn’t want to take the time to go back and drop it off.
Langston was booked into the Orange County Jail Monday afternoon. He posted bond and was released on Tuesday, according to court records.
A Disney spokesperson confirmed that guns are strictly prohibited from Disney property, even for those that have a lawful concealed-carry permit.
After the incident yesterday, all guests without bags are now going through metal detectors at Hollywood Studios pic.twitter.com/ZpEMUPdo8i
— WDW News Today (@WDWNT) October 25, 2016