ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A 27-year-old Georgia mother brought a diaper bag containing two loaded handguns and marijuana to the back entrance of Disney’s Epcot Center during a recent visit with her family, according to Orange County Sheriff's deputies who filed an arrest report.
What You Need To Know
- Yunique Smith, from Georgia, was arrested on July 18
- She didn't have a permit to carry concealed weapons, according to her arrest report
- Disney prohibits all guests from bringing firearms into its theme parks
Yunique Smith of Stone Mountain, Georgia, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of cannabis on July 18, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Smith was released from the Orange County Jail on July 20. She is scheduled for an arraignment at the Orange County Courthouse on August 19 for both misdemeanor charges.
An Orange County deputy responded to a report of an Epcot guest with a firearm and marijuana at 6:40 p.m. July 18, according to the authoriities.
Smith, her 7-month-old daughter, 7-year-old son, and the baby’s father were escorted to a back office.
That’s where a different deputy, who was working an off-duty shift at Epcot, “opened the diaper bag and observed the firearm in plain view, as well as a plastic baggie [gallon size] with what appeared to be cannabis,” the report said.
Authorities identified that weapon as a 9mm handgun. The report said, “Smith admitted to him that the gun and the ‘weed’ in the diaper bag belonged to her."
“While searching through the diaper bag, I noticed another firearm in the bottom of the bag,” the deputy said, in the arrest report. He identified that weapon as a .45-caliber handgun.
According to authorities, a records search indicated that Smith did not have a permit to carry concealed weapons. Disney prohibits all guests, even ones with concealed weapon permits, from bringing firearms into its theme parks.
Smith had less than 20 grams of marijuana, the arrest report said.