According to an Orange County arrest affidavit, it was found that a 29-year-old Daytona Beach man was caught at a Walt Disney World bag check with a gun and two gun magazines in his backpack on May 7.
The Walt Disney World guest, Terry Bruce, was charged with carrying a concealed firearm. Bruce reportedly did not have a concealed carry license to carry the weapon.
According to court records, Bruce was found with the gun and magazines in the bag check line at the Walt Disney World Transportation and Ticket Center around 1 p.m. When questioned about the firearm, Bruce told security that the gun was his 9mm Hi-Point.
Court records say that Bruce told Walt Disney World security that he usually keeps the gun in his car. However, he forgot the gun was in his bag. Investigators say this was when Bruce told the security team that he does not have a concealed carry license.
In court documents, it was found that one of the gun magazines had seven bullets in it and the other gun magazine contained ten bullets.
Bruce told investigators he had every intention of leaving the gun in his car. “When we found the weapon, we engaged law enforcement. The arrest is a law enforcement matter,” a Disney spokesperson said.
Disney told WKMG that “the park rules outline prohibited items, including firearms and weapons of any kind.”
Bruce later told WKMG that the gun was purchased legally and the situation was just a big mistake. The park goer says he was in the process of switching cars, which led to the gun being accidentally left in his bag.
This isn’t the first time we heard of firearms being found on Walt Disney World property. Earlier this year, it was reported that a man had pointed a gun at another Walt Disney World guest in a fight for a disabled parking spot.
In that instance, reported initially by Orlando Sentinel, 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 when the altercation happened.