A Georgia mother was banned from Disney World and then arrested after attempting to hide a loaded 9mm gun behind a planter outside of the Magic Kingdom and blame her son for it.
Marica Shantel Temple, 27, of Lithunia, Georgia, was arrested by Orange County Sheriff Department deputies after a Disney worker notified them that the woman had taken something out of her stroller and tucked it behind a planter. When police arrived, they investigated and found a pink purse with a handgun inside of it.
When Temple was asked about the purse, she told them her 6-year-old son was told to hold the gun while she went to get his brother, and then she would put the gun back into her car.
“He put [the purse] down, and messed with the plants and I put them back, but I didn’t know he put it down and I didn’t know he left it over here,” Temple told police, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
No weapons of any kind or object that appear to be weapons (toy guns, toy blasters, squirt guns, etc.) are allowed into Disney Resort properties. Including any self-defense equipment (e.g., pepper spray, mace, stun guns); restraining devices (e.g., handcuffs, zip ties) or any suspicious items (e.g., box cutters, razor blades, duct tape, wire)
Temple, who did not have a concealed weapons permit in either Georgia or Florida, was booked in the Orange County jail and released on $5,000 bond.