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Florida man poses as Disney employee; steals ‘R2-D2’

Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Orange County Sheriff’s Department

A 44-year-old Florida man is facing several charges after he posed as a Disney World employee and stole a Star Wars R2-D2 replica from one Disney hotel and a game machine from another.
The incident occurred back in May.
Orange County Sheriff’s deputies say David Proudfoot pretended to be a Walt Disney Company employee assigned to Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and went into the Swan Reserve Hotel.
Once gaining clearance, Proudfoot removed the R2-D2 droid replica valued around $10,000 to an undisclosed location.
He then went into the Dolphin Hotel and stole a game system worth about $3,500.
When it was discovered that Proudfoot was not a Disney employee, he was taken into custody.
Proudfoot told deputies that he put in an application to be a security guard and thought it would help him get the job if he were able to show Disney the holes in their security.
He now faces third degree grand theft and obstruction by false information charges.