Baton Rouge Man Arrested For Refusing Temperature Check at Disney Resort, Says He Spent $15,000 on the Trip
One man did not find himself in "the happiest place on earth" during a recent trip to Disney World.
According to the Orlando Sentinal, Kelly Sills of Baton Rouge pleaded not guilty on a charge of trespassing after a Feb. 13 incident at Disney World. Authorities say Sills skipped past a screening tent after refusing to have his temperature taken. The arrest report claims that Sills "refused to go back" and "wouldn't leave the property when asked by Disney and the sheriff's office."
Body camera footage from the Orange County Sheriff's Office shows the confrontation as police arrived on the scene. Sills is heard complaining to officers as they give him instructions to leave the Disney property.
I paid $15,000. You can’t trespass me for paying $15,000. If I take $15,000 from you, I can’t kick you out... Bring me to jail for $15,000 grand, I’m fine... In front of my kids, too, at Disney World.
Sills was then arrested and taken to the Orange County jail for trespassing.
The Baton Rouge resident says he "would have happily consented to a temperature screening" but mistakenly walked through an exit and was "in a bit of a mood" after traveling, but also believes that security managers "escalated the conflict."
Disney spokeswoman Andrew Finger says that the majority of the guests at Disney follow all the rules, especially after they've reopened with new COVID requirements including masking, distancing, and temperature screenings.
Millions of guests visit our theme parks each year, and in rare instances when things of this nature occur, we hold them accountable
An attorney representing Sills declined to comment on the Feb. 13 incident. See the full story via the Orlando Sentinal here.