A Florida man was arrested this summer after he was accused of snatching a man’s car keys from an unattended stroller at EPCOT and then breaking into his car in the theme park parking lot.
Florida Man Snatches Keys from Stroller
Ahmed Snina, 24, is charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle with a mask, which is a second-degree felony, according to Orange Circuit Court records.
This may not have been an isolated incident, authorities warned.
The July 21 incident could be tied to other thefts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and EPCOT, the arrest report said, adding the Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
Snina’s arrest unfolded last month when authorities noticed something suspicious on video surveillance. He was seen taking a baby stroller parked in the France pavilion, an area where the masses often ditch their strollers to go ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
“Snina took various items from the stroller to include keys to a Gray KIA Sportage,” a deputy wrote in the arrest report. “I further observed Snina on surveillance video walking through the Epcot Center parking lot, where he located the KIA parked in the ‘CRUSH’ section of the lot. Snina opened the driver side door, started the engine, and moved the vehicle to a different part of the parking lot. He parked the vehicle in a new spot that was not visible from where it was previously parked and began to rummage through the vehicle. When he was finished, he shut the engine and left the ignition key on the driver seat. Snina was then observed walking through the Epcot parking lot to his vehicle, a gray Volkswagen Jetta.”
The arrest report doesn’t detail what else Snina took from the car and the stroller.
Instead of going home, he went to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and attempted to enter the park. That’s where authorities caught him to arrest him.
At the park entrance, Disney Security stopped Snina, and Orange County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene.
The man who owned the stroller and the KIA was willing to prosecute and testify against Snina.
Snina has been ordered not to return to Walt Disney World as part of the conditions of his pretrial release, according to court records.
Court records show he is being represented by the public defender’s office.