Photos Surface of Items Stolen In Disney World Haunted Mansion Case
According to a breaking story on ClickOrlando.com, photos have emerged of Disney costumes and other items stolen from the Haunted Mansion at the Magic Kingdom.
As we here at MickeyBlog reported earlier this year, a former Disney employee, Patrick Spikes of Winter Garden was arrested in May as a suspect in the theft of $7,000 worth of costumes and other items from the Haunted Mansion.
Spikes, who faces charges of burglary of an occupied structure, dealing in stolen property and grand theft, has pleaded not guilty. However, the photos, show a two-piece costume labeled A.A. Magic Kingdom Haunted Mansion worn by a woman (seen below) who has been identified as a friend of Spikes.
Other photos include a Disney trash can, Disney ride manuals and a tiara.
Orange County Sheriff officials believe that Spikes used an employee ID to get into restricted areas of the park and that Spikes had other photos on his phone of animatronic items that we subsequently reported as stolen. Officials said that the items found in photographs on Spikes phone matches those missing from the attraction.
Here’s a another look at some of the outfits taken from the ride:
This image appears to be a man’s suit taken from the same attraction:
Here’s an image that shows Wigs reportedly taken from the attraction:
The image below shows a closer look at the garment labels linking the items to the Haunted Mansion
This is one of the ride manuals reportedly found in the trunk of Spikes car.
Along with this photo of a Walt Disney World trash can in a garage:
On April 26 investigators contacted a man who said that he purchased the stolen items from Spikes. The man told authorities that Spikes told him that he was able to obtain the items from Disney with permission.
Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog for more updates pertaining to this case!
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