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Florida man allegedly posing as Disney employee to steal $10K Star Wars R2-D2 replica

Florida man allegedly posing as Disney employee to steal $10K Star Wars R2-D2 replica

The police force is strong regarding this.

A Florida man allegedly posed as a Disney World employee and killed 10,000 of Star Wars character R2-D2 in a bizarre attempt to get hired as a security guard, according to police who arrested him. Stole a replica of the dollar.

According to the arrest affidavit, David Emerson Proudfoot, 44, of Kissimmee, is accused of wearing a fake name tag and vest to slip into Disney World’s Swan Hotel in Bay Lake, Fla., and swipe the famous droid.

According to police, Proudfoot, who was arrested on Monday for grand theft, also snatched a game machine from the hotel.

Proudfoot reportedly told police that he took on a cosmically cool robot look to “show vulnerabilities in the security of resorts” after applying to be a guard at Disney World.

Actual security guards were called to the hotel on May 31 after real security guards saw Proudfoot pushing a large vehicle and appearing “confused”, according to an affidavit posted in full by laundcrime.com.

He was reportedly sporting “a high visibility orange work vest” and a Walt Disney World-issued name tag with “David”.

David Emerson Proudfoot allegedly disguised himself as a security guard and stole an R2-D2 replica at Disney World.
Orange County Sheriff’s Office
The R2-D2 Replica Model Is Reportedly Priced At $10,000.
The R2-D2 replica is reportedly priced at $10,000.
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David Emerson Proudfoot Admits He Swiped An R2-D2 Replica Model In An Attempt To Be A Security Guard At Disney World.
David Emerson Proudfoot admitted that he swiped the R2-D2 model in an attempt to be a security guard at Disney World.
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Police later searched Proudfoot’s home and found items worth thousands of dollars, which were swiped from Disney World, including light fixtures, a wooden towel cabinet, and a gold necklace.

Proudfoot was held in Orange County Jail on Friday on a bond of $9,650.

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