Man Arrested at Epcot with Concealed Carry Handgun


A 61-year-old man from Louisiana was arrested on Monday after Walt Disney World authorities said that the man had tried to slip through Epcot security with a concealed carry pistol, this according to the Orange County jail records.

Michael Langston of Abita Springs, La. faces a charge of carrying a concealed firearm without a permit, according to his arrest report. He was booked into the Orange County Jail Monday afternoon.

A Disney security officer alerted authorities to the situation at about 9:55 a.m. on Monday morning. The officer then directed Langston to walk through a metal detector, prompting Langston to disclose that he had a gun on him.

An Orange County deputy sheriff uncovered the weapon — a loaded Smith and Wesson Bodyguard .380 Automatic — in a case underneath a jacket tied around Langston’s waist.

The deputy wrote in an arrest report that Langston had no intention of declaring his firearm to authorities and would have entered the theme park with a loaded gun had he not been selected for the metal detector.

For anyone planning a trip to Disney World, note that it is not just that Langston did not have a permit that got him into trouble. Guns are strictly prohibited on Disney property, even for those with lawful concealed-carry permits.

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