Man Arrested For Impersonating Disney Cast Member And Stealing $10K R2-D2


There seems to be another arrest in the Walt Disney World Resort. This time the perpetrator had an unusual motive, he claims he wanted to show Disney weaknesses in their security so they would hire him.

The thief is listed as David Proudfoot, aged 44, of Kissimmee, Florida. He has received two charges of grand theft in the 3rd-degree; obstruction by false information; and scheming to defraud, after he took a $10,000 R2-D2 statue and a $3,500 Duck Catcher arcade game from the Dolphin Resort hotel.

Here is a news clip from ClickOrlando:

According to Pop Crush:

Proudfoot was arrested on May 31 after Disney security witnessed him “pushing a cart backstage on Epcot Resorts Boulevard at the Swan Reserve. He was wearing a Disney World Cast Member name tag and an orange hi-vis vest.

A security guard noticed the suspicious behavior and how Proudfoot did not seem to know proper loading dock procedure and offered to help Proudfoot with the cart. The security guard also called the police.

When questioned by the security guard Proudfoot said his name was David Rodgers and said he worked for the Yacht Club Resort’s Receiving Division. He also stated his boss was located in Burbank, Calif.

The police arrived and took Proudfoot to the Yacht Club Resort where he didn’t know where things were and failed to be able to open his employee locker.

When he finally decided to confess he told the authorities that he had taken the expensive R2-D2 droid from the Swan Reserve’s third floor and moved it to an “unknown location” somewhere inside the resort.

When asked why he did it Proudfoot told authorities that he had applied for a Walt Disney World Security job and was trying to “show weaknesses in the security of the resorts in the hope of securing a better paying job at WDW.

It seems there aren’t that many weaknesses as he was caught.

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