Orlando FL Oct 25 2016 A 61-year-old Louisiana man was arrested Monday after authorities said he tried to slip through Epcot security with a pistol, jail records show.
Michael Langston of Abita Springs, La. faces a charge of carrying a concealed firearm without a permit, according to his arrest report. He was booked into the Orange County Jail Monday afternoon.
A Disney security officer alerted authorities to the situation about 9:55 a.m. The officer directed Langston to walk through a metal detector, prompting Langston to disclose that he had a gun on him.
An Orange County deputy sheriff uncovered the weapon — a loaded Smith and Wesson Bodyguard .380 Automatic — in a case underneath a jacket tied around Langston's waist.
The deputy wrote in an arrest report that Langston had no intention of declaring his firearm to authorities and would have entered the theme park with a loaded gun had he not been selected for the metal detector.
Guns are strictly prohibited on Disney property, even for those with lawful concealed-carry permits.