In light of recent events, the Winter Park Police Department has retracted an earlier Tweet (and its video attachment) where they falsely accused a rider on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin of having been an active participant in a home burglary after supposedly tracking him down through the use of a MagicBand that was purportedly stolen.
We’d linked the original tweet in our earlier post about the announcement, but when you click through on it now, it appears to have been deleted. Here’s the tweet the Department has followed up with:
It has come to light that the person(s) shown in our prior post are NOT associated with the burglary in WP. The information initially provided to us regarding the photo was deemed to be inaccurate. We apologize to the persons pictured and to anyone who was adversely affected. pic.twitter.com/gSPgwrRw0c
— Winter Park Police (@WinterParkPD) April 11, 2019
On behalf of the Winter Park Police Department, we’d like to extend an apology to this Galactic Hero and hope that the Department seeks a better way to make it up to the guest besides just a “my bad” tweet.
Stay tuned for any further updates.