In a fight over a disable parking spot at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, an elderly man allegedly pointed a handgun at a Lake Mary couple, according to Orange County sheriff’s records.
In a report by Orlando Sentinel on Friday, it was found that a 62-year-old woman and her 60-year-old husband, both Disney annual pass holders, were visiting the theme park Sunday, Feb. 10, when the altercation happened, according to a sheriff’s incident report.
The woman, who was driving, waited for a car to back out so she could take the spot in the parking lot when a man driving a gray SUV from the opposite direction sped up and tried to cut them off to get the space, the woman told deputies. According to the woman, the driver in the gray SUV almost crashed into them.
The report states that the woman’s husband raised his right fist at the SUV driver who responded by lifting a semi-automatic handgun above the steering wheel and pointing it at them, the couple said in the report. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the SUV driver’s passenger disputes this account of the situation.
Orlando Sentinel reports that the authorities later found the SUV driver at the security checkpoint with his passenger, a 65-year-old woman from Greensboro, N.C. The Woman told authorities he made an angry gesture with his wallet, not a gun in his hand. She also said they were concealed weapon permit holders and they did have a gun in the vehicle.
In the sheriff’s report, it is acknowledged that the SUV driver was holding his wallet on the steering wheel, which “possibly could have resembled a ‘square flat’ [gun] magazine,'” as the Lake Mary woman described.
Orlando Sentinel reports that the sheriff’s office did obtain a search warrant from a judge to search the man’s vehicle, but on the incident report, the findings of the search were redacted.