Guests Report Being Threatened With Semi-Automatic Weapon in Animal Kingdom Parking Lot

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Things may have gotten heated at the parking lot of Disney’s Animal Kingdom this past Sunday. In a dispute over a handicap parking spot, a couple of Annual Passholders reported that another man in an SUV cut them off and pointed a semi-automatic handgun at them.

According to the Orlando Sentinel:

Authorities found the SUV driver at the security checkpoint of the theme park with his passenger, a 65-year-old woman from Greensboro, N.C. The woman told authorities he made an angry gesture with his wallet — not a gun — in his hand. She also said they were concealed weapon permit holders and they did have a gun in the vehicle.

The sheriff’s report acknowledged that the SUV driver holding his wallet on the steering wheel “possibly could have resembled a ‘square flat’ [gun] magazine’” as the Lake Mary woman described.

A search warrant was obtained to search the man’s vehicle, but the incident report redacted any mention of whatever may or may not have been found.

The man, whose name was not disclosed, was not arrested due to conflicting stories about what happened during the parking lot altercation.

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