UPDATE: Deputies Investigating Stolen Clothes from Buzzy Animatronic at Epcot

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Last week, we reported that the Buzzy Audio-Animatronic from the Cranium Command Attraction was stolen from Epcot. Based on a theft report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, it seems that the Audio-Animatronic was naked when he was stolen, as his clothes were removed and stolen back in August.

The OCSO incident report claims the clothes were taken sometime between August 1-8, 2018. According to the report, his red bomber jacket, green cap and custom rubber hands were stolen. The estimated value listed on the report is $500-$600, but it is likely that these one-of-a-kind items could fetch much more on the black market.

Have you seen me… or my clothes?

Buzzy has sat unused for years in the now-closed Cranium Command attraction in the old Wonders of Life pavilion at Epcot. The incident report claims that someone would have had to enter via a backstage area, which again brings into question the effectiveness of security at the parks.

Earlier this month, a suspect was questioned regarding the clothing theft. Initially, the suspect refused to hand over his phone, but he was detained and the phone was taken. The suspect has not been charged with the theft of the clothes nor the figure by Orange County deputies, but was charged with resisting arrest without violence.

If you weren’t lucky enough to see Buzzy in action, you can watch our video of Cranium Command below.

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Conspiracy Theorist
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Conspiracy Theorist

Wonder if they are doing this to go after Backdoor Disney. He/she are the only one people have claimed the cops have talked to. They already asked him to be quiet/stop once. Hmmm?!

David
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David

Is there a police report for the allegedly stolen animatronic? A statement from Disney? Or do you think maybe the clothes were stolen and that got blown up into a rumor that the whole thing was stolen?

Jason Diffendal
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Jason Diffendal

There is a police report. It is a matter of public record. The clothes were stolen in August; the animatronic was stolen earlier this month. As far as we know, Disney has not filed a police report for the animatronic itself.

Tom Corless
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Tom Corless

Several sources have confirmed the theft of the entire figure to us.

Former CM That Knows Better
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Former CM That Knows Better

Correction: Several sources have confirmed a missing figure to WDWNT. That said, it’s not unlikely that Disney intentionally removed the figure after the clothes and hands were stolen in August. Given that the Company had already tagged the figure for a future in the Archives, it’s possible that the August theft (confirmed by public records) acted as a catalyst for Disney to remove anything of significant value (including Hypothalamus). Having said that, no public record indicates Disney has filed a police report for a missing animatronic as of yet (a week minimum after the “theft.”) If Disney is willing to… Read more »

Tom Corless
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Tom Corless

Was this written from the queue of the reopened Stitch’s Great Escape?

Princess Sarah Connor
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Princess Sarah Connor

I can only think of one sicko who loves to rip out nude animatronics, cut off their hydraulic lines , and use their rubber hands to make cut rate deals that only enrich themselves; the Bob Chapack T1.99 he is too cheap to be a T1000 but just as deadly.

Me
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Me

There are pictures of the attraction with the animatronic missing (actually, two missing animatronics as Hypothalamus is missing as well) and severed cables.

David
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David

Missing=stolen???