A Florida man allegedly pretended to be a Walt Disney World employee by wearing a name tag, work pants, and a work vest to the theme park in May.
According to Huffington Post, the man was looking for a security job at Walt Disney World. He has been accused of stealing a character's statue from the park. David Emerson Proudfoot was arrested and is facing third-degree grand theft charges and obstruction by false information after he allegedly donned a Disney name tag and attempted to steal a "Star Wars" R2-D2 statue worth up to $10,000.
A "confused" Proudfoot was allegedly spotted pushing a cart while leaving the Swan and Dolphin Hotel. He identified himself with a name of someone who didn't work for Walt Disney World and eventually said he was moving the statue and a game machine "on the property."
The man claimed that he applied for a security job at Disney World and wanted to move the items to show them the security lapses in hopes of getting a better paying position.
He allegedly told the police it wasn't his goal to take the items from Disney World, although a search warrant at his home revealed thousands of dollars worth of items from the theme park.