A man in Orange County, Florida, attempted to enter Walt Disney World with a gun and ammunition late last month, according to a local sheriff’s office.
The man, Aaron Josue Lopez, 35, was allegedly stopped in a parking garage in Disney Springs on May 27, after he was sent to a secondary security screening, per an incident report from Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
On its website, Disney Springs is described as “an eclectic mix of unique boutiques, one-of-a-kind eateries, and jaw-dropping entertainment” located at Disney World.
According to the report, a security employee told sheriff’s deputies that after saying he wanted to search Lopez’s bag, Lopez allegedly said he had a folding knife in his bag, and later added that there was something else he wanted to put back in his vehicle.
When deputies arrived, they said they took a black and bronze 9-millimeter Glock 19 with no assigned serial number, two extra magazines loaded with 17 rounds of ammo each, a small box with 14 more rounds of ammo inside, and a waistband holster.
OCSO said they then took 35-year-old Aaron Josue Lopez into custody.
An arrest affidavit said Disney’s security system alerted staff when Lopez walked through it. He was taken to a bag checkpoint where he told security he had a folding knife in his bag.
After security told him they would still need to search his bag, he allegedly told them, “Oh there’s something else in here besides a knife that I want to put back in my car,” and tried to walk away.
The document states a Disney cast member stopped him and took him to an Orange County deputy. The guns and ammo were found in Lopez’s backpack.
Deputies said Lopez told them the gun didn’t have a serial number because he didn’t submit the paperwork to get one assigned yet. Deputies also could not find a valid conceal firearm license in any databases, though Lopez claimed he had one.
Lopez was charged with carrying a concealed firearm without a license.