South Florida Man Attacked a Disney’s Animal Kingdom Security Guard Near Dinoland U.S.A.


A South Florida man was arrested last month after he apparently attacked a Walt Disney World security guard patrolling the “Dinoland U.S.A” area.

According to sheriff’s report, Orange Circuit Court records and information posted by the Orlando Sentinel, 19 year old James Arvid, from Pompano Beach was arrested after he tackled a Disney security guard from behind.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office report indicated that Mr. Arvid had attacked a uniformed Disney security guard on the afternoon of October 25, 2020. The 41 year old security guard was “tackled from behind” and then was put in a headlock by Arvid.

During the struggle the guard radioed for help and then Disney park guests assisted in getting Arvid off of the un-named security guard and “subdued him” until the proper authorities could arrive.

Fortunately the security officer was not badly injured and no guests were harmed during the incident.

According to reports the deputy sheriff indicated that the attacker was  “bloody, sweating profusely, non-responsive to commands, and compulsively kicking his legs…It appeared James was in a state of excited delirium and unexpected strength.”

The Orlando Sentinel has posted that a nurse indicated that Arvid told her that he took LSD:

I took LSD and tried to kill someone,” Arvid later told a nurse but he could not remember anything else that had happened at the park, according to the report.

One of the doctors who was at the emergency room when Arvid was brought in indicated that he showed signs of alcohol and drug use as well as heatstroke.

Disney Spokeswoman Erica Ettori gave this statement:

We do not tolerate violence of any kind on our property and appreciate those, including the Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies, who quickly came to the aid of this cast member.

Arvid was arrested and charged with battery to which he has pled “not guilty.”

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Source: Orlando Sentinel

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