Universal Studios stopped an Ormond Beach man from going into the parks for nearly an hour earlier this month because he wore a shirt that said he is a retired police officer.
Vincent Champion, a 22-year law enforcement veteran who retired in 2009 from the Ormond Beach Police Department, said he was stopped the theme park temporarily restricted his entry on Nov. 1.
Champion, 55, said the experience left him confused and angry and he vowed never to go to Universal again.
“I have never been treated this badly,'' he said. "It’s usually quite the opposite.”
Pictures that Champion shared show him in a gray, long-sleeved shirt with “Retired Police Officer” on the chest. On the back, it reads, “My time in uniform is over but my watch never ends.”