Male Guest Trespassed for Slapping Female Cast Member’s Behind, Then Arrested for Sneaking Back Into His Hotel Room

Katie Francis

Male Guest Trespassed for Slapping Female Cast Member’s Behind, Then Arrested for Sneaking Back Into His Hotel Room

A South Dakota tourist reportedly drunk at a Disney resort bar was arrested for slapping a female Disney security guard’s rear end.

Andrew Ticknor, 36, a Sioux Falls resident who runs Jersey Mikes franchises, was arrested for battery on a uniformed security guard and trespass on property after a warning, records showed.

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Ticknor’s arrest happened in March following an incident at the Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, according to an Orange County Sheriff’s arrest report released months later.

The security guard, who was not identified in the arrest report, told authorities Ticknor “open hand slapped her left buttock at one point,” the arrest report said.

At first, she did not want to prosecute Ticknor as long as he was trespassed, but she changed her mind after speaking to her manager.

Ticknor would have known without a doubt the woman worked as a security officer. The arrest report noted she wore the proper uniform with security patches on both shoulders and had a large security badge on the front of her shirt.

No surveillance video existed of the incident.

When he was called to the scene, Orange County sheriff’s deputy Justin Pickle described seeing Ticknor “intoxicated and stumbling around near the entrance of the restaurant,” the arrest report said.

Disney wanted Ticknor, who was visiting Disney with his wife and family, trespassed.

Ticknor left the hotel in an Uber with his father, and the Orange County Sheriff’s office planned to forward charges to the state attorney’s office.

However, Ticknor didn’t stay away, and that’s what led to Ticknor’s arrest. He returned to Coronado and went back to his hotel room, so the resort manager contacted law enforcement.

Law enforcement returned to arrest Ticknor, who was also issued a second trespass from Disney.

Ticknor has since pleaded not guilty to the two first-degree misdemeanor charges, according to Orange Circuit Court records. A trial date has been set for June 26.

Ticknor’s attorney declined to comment for this story.

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  • Katie Francis

    Katie is a lover of all theme parks and an avid reader. Her favorite rides are Spaceship Earth and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. You can find her daydreaming of the Florida sun, and you can reach her at katie@wdwnt.com.