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Fri Jul 1, 2022, 09:51 AM

Man Poses as Cast Member, Steals $10,000 'R2-D2 Droid' in Attempt to Earn a Job in WDW Security





A man was caught and arrested for impersonating a hotel guest and a Cast Member as he took a gold necklace and an R2-D2 droid worth about $10,000, according to sheriff’s reports detailing the man’s scheme that unfolded across Disney property this year.

Proudfoot caught security’s attention last month as he pushed a cart on Epcot Resorts Boulevard to Walt Disney World Swan Reserve. He wore a Disney World name tag that said “David” and a bright orange safety vest.

The security officer “noticed the behavior as (suspicious) and offered to assist the male with the cart onto the property. The male appeared confused about the location of loading docks or proper procedures of the Swan Reserve. Security then called deputies to respond,” the arrest report said.

Proudfoot claimed to be David Rodgers and said he was a Walt Disney Company employee stationed at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort’s receiving division. ...........(more)

https://wdwnt.com/2022/06/florida-man-poses-as-cast-member-steals-10000-r2-d2-droid-in-supposed-attempt-to-earn-a-job-in-disney-world-security/




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Fri Jul 1, 2022, 10:26 AM

1. That is nuts

Dude is a former school principal

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Response to d_r (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 1, 2022, 12:38 PM

2. Wonder about the back-story

I wonder if he just got greedy (the thefts from the school district), or if there's more to the story. From principal to 3rd rate thief, not a great career arc.

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