A former Cast Member has been accused of stealing Audio-Animatronic costumes and other items from Walt Disney World and reselling them.

  • ClickOrlando reports that Patrick Spikes — known to some Twitter and YouTube users as BackDoorDisney — has been arrested and faces charges of burglary, grand theft, and dealing in stolen property.
  • Spikes is accused of accessing employee-only areas of the parks, stealing approximately $7,000 worth of items, and selling them.
  • The arrest warrant also confirms that Disney reported the theft of the Buzzy Audio-Animatronic from the former Cranium Command attraction sometime after the character’s costume was taken.

  • In December, a judge signed a search warrant for Spikes’ phone, which contained photos of items reportedly stolen from the Haunted Mansion.
  • According to an affidavit, investigators were able to track down the buyer of the Haunted Mansion items who confirmed he purchased them from Spikes.
  • The buyer says he was informed the items were obtained with permission from Disney.
  • A tweet from the Orange County Sheriff's Department shared Spikes’ mugshot and added, “Special thanks to the tireless efforts of our Sector 6 detectives.”

 
 

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