At Disney World, felony theft charges filed in a strange case involving park collectibles
The state attorney’s office has formally filed felony charges in a bizarre case that’s captivated Disney enthusiasts and reveals a deeper look into the lucrative black market for exclusive collector items at Disney World.
Authorities have accused ex-Disney employee Patricks Spikes and his cousin, Blaytin Taunton, of sneaking into the Magic Kingdom and stealing costumes and wigs worth $7,200 from the Haunted Mansion while the ride was still running with visitors.
Spikes allegedly received a combined $29,451 payment from two people over Paypal, according to financial records obtained by investigators.
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