ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Security at Walt Disney World discovered a loaded semi-automatic handgun during a routine safety check at the theme park on Sunday. They said the weapon belonged to Mary Ann Richardson, 63 of Pennsylvania. Richardson was trying to enter Walt Disney World with her family. She told security that she traveled with the handgun and forgot it was inside her purse. Along with the loaded 32 caliber semi-automatic handgun, security also found a pair of scissors and a locked blade knife in the purse. Walt Disney World Security notified the Orange County Sheriffâ€™s Office. Deputies took Richardson into custody and charged her with possession of a concealed weapon. She is held in the Orange County Jail on a $2,000 bond.
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Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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