Florida Man on LSD Attacks Security Guard at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Jessica Figueroa

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Florida Man on LSD Attacks Security Guard at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

It’s been pretty wild these past few weeks at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and we’re not talking about the animals. A Florida man was recently charged for attacking a security guard at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in a drug-induced state.

According to the Orlando Sentinel‘s Gabrielle Russon, James Arvid, 19, of Pompano Beach, was arrested and charged with battery on a security guard, a third-degree felony.

The incident took place in DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on October 25, when a uniformed Disney security guard on patrol was tackled from behind by Arvid. The guard had to radio in for help, but was ultimately assisted by guests passing by who pulled Arvid off of him and subdued him until the police arrived.

No serious injuries were reported on behalf of the security guard, and no guests were injured. Arvid was taken to a hospital in Celebration, where he told a nurse he was on LSD.

Disney released the following statement to the Orlando Sentinel regarding the incident:

“We do not tolerate violence of any kind on our property and appreciate those, including the Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies, who quickly came to the aid of this cast member.”

Source: Orlando Sentinel

5 thoughts on “Florida Man on LSD Attacks Security Guard at Disney’s Animal Kingdom”

  1. Listen I’m as mad as anyone that they have closed Primeval Whirl but attacking a Security Guard instead of Bob Chapek isnt the way to go.

  2. Do people really carry lsd with them when they do to a them park?

    Any DRUG is a mind altering, mood changing substance, and That goes for alcohol too, which is widely available now right in the park.

    Once upon a time, people actually went to theme parks to enjoy the experience of being at the theme park, not to escape from it through recreational drugs.

    • LSD is a drug that, for many, would enhance the experience rather than act as an escape. Disney world on acid sounds pretty awesome, actually. I’m sure it happens there every single day that it is open. The vast majority of people who occasionally do a hit of LSD will have a great time, and not even think of violence of any kind.

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