Nathaniel Smith. Photo Courtesy Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Photo Courtesy Orange County Sheriff’s Department

Man Arrested For Impersonating DEA Agent and Carrying BB Gun at Disney Springs

Nathaniel Smith. Photo Courtesy Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Photo Courtesy Orange County Sheriff’s Department

A man was arrested at Disney Springs for impersonating a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officer and carrying a concealed BB gun, according to a report from Fox 35 Orlando.

Nathaniel Smith, 18, was stopped at Disney Springs by security officers who suspected he had a concealed gun. When interviewed by Orange County Sheriff’s deputies, Smith claimed that he was a recently hired Special Agent at the DEA from the Atlanta, Georgia division. When the deputy asked him to produce his identification, he showed a badge that the responding deputy later found was similar to those sold on Amazon. Smith was asked for the phone number to his supervisor, which he could not provide.

Smith was searched and a concealed and loaded Glock 19 replica BB gun was found tucked inside his waistband. Smith was arrested and charged with impersonating an officer, unlawful display of a badge and carrying a concealed weapon.

Take a look at how Walt Disney World is working to keep its guests safe: The Transportation and Ticket Center at Walt Disney World has now introduced contactless security scanners for guests passing through to the Magic Kingdom, and the contactless security scanners have been installed at Disney Springs as well.

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19 days ago

Before security checks, I guess no one ever carried a weapon into parks…

Times do change, and people are stupid, but likely nothing would happen, just as nothing ever happened before.

Unfortunately, in the real world, crazy people will find a way if they really want to.

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