A 27-year-old woman has been arrested for hiding a loaded firearm at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to USA TODAY.
Officers say Marcia Temple hid her purse behind a planter before proceeding through security metal detectors at the Disney Ticket and Transportation Center on Oct. 8, according to a redacted incident report provided by the sheriff’s office.
Temple was spotted ditching her purse by a hospital worker who was conducting temperature checks at the security checkpoint. The hospital employee notified Disney Security, who alerted Deputy Sheriff Nadia Engwall, the report states.
The abandoned purse contained a 9 mm firearm holding ten rounds, including one in the chamber, the report adds. Engwall says the weapon was “readily accessible” inside Temple’s purse.
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Temple – who doesn’t have a concealed weapons permit for the state of Florida or her home state of Georgia – was charged with Carrying a Concealed Firearm. She was also trespassed and prohibited from “returning to all Walt Disney World Property.”
“Our rules are clear. Weapons are not allowed at our resort,” Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger told the Orlando Sentinel in a statement Thursday.
Officers say Temple was present with children at the time of her arrest.
Walt Disney World reopened in July amid the coronavirus pandemic after a three-month closure.
USA TODAY reached out to Disney for comment.
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