Florida man poses as Disney World cast member, steals $10k R2-D2 droid to “Impress” them

A Florida Man tried to steal a $10,000 R2-D2 Droid from Disney World, while his application to the park’s security team is still pending because he wanted to secure a better-paying spot. 

Obviously, it didn’t work.

The police were called on May 31 to respond to a possible grand theft at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel. The security team at Walt Disney World noticed a strange man pushing a large trolley inside the establishment. 

Upon arrival, the police were met with the security team holding a Florida Man wearing a neon orange work vest, and brown khaki pants with a Walt Disney World nametag. The man identified himself as WDW employee “David E. Rodgers” and said that his job was “to move items from one location to another.”

However, upon investigation, it was revealed that there was no Walt Disney World employee under that name.

When asked for further identification, Florida Man allegedly said that his wallet was in his locker, and led the police on an aimless cruise around the park in search of the said locker room.

At last, when they arrived at the lockers, FM then proceeded to try and get into a random locker–to no avail.

That’s when the police decided to put their foot down (but not before wasting all that time, of course) and said that they knew the suspect had his wallet in his pocket the entire time. The suspect allegedly pulled out a Florida driver’s license under the name David Emerson Proudfoot, and admitted to “moving items on the property, including R2D2 and a game machine.”

According to the police affidavit, Proudfoot allegedly said that he had a pending application to the security team at Walt Disney World and that he wanted to expose the security loopholes within WDW in the hopes of securing a better position. Florida Man also said that he had no intention of actually stealing the items.

Apparently, that was a lie.

The officers at Orange County Sheriff’s Office were able to secure a search warrant at FM’s residence and found thousands worth of random items stolen from the park. This includes light fixtures that seemed like they were ripped down from a wall, a $4K wooden cabinet, and a $700 gold chain.

He is now held at the Orange County Jail for grand theft. 

Sounds like a badly written comedy skit, but that’s just the daily adventures of Florida Man for you.

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A Florida Man tried to steal a $10,000 R2-D2 Droid from Disney World, while his application to the park’s security team is still pending because he wanted to secure a better-paying spot.  Obviously, it didn’t work. The police were called on May 31 to respond to a possible grand theft at the Swan and Dolphin…

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