As many of you know, Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members. Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming. You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but you should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing.
According to the Orlando Sentinel‘s Gabrielle Russon, Enrico Toro, 35, is accused of hitting an EPCOT security guard in the head and threatening to kill him after he was repeatedly reminded to follow the new face mask rules. Toro is charged with misdemeanor battery.
Disney has released a statement regarding the incident
“We expect guests to treat our cast members with courtesy and respect, and while the vast majority of guests have adapted to our new measures, this unfortunate case required law enforcement.”
Toro responded with his version of the events, saying that the security guard swore at him before an argument ensued. He and his family arrived at EPCOT on August 14 wearing masks that reportedly did not fit the face mask guidelines, and were asked to return. However, once they did, one of their children still wore a mask that did not fit the rules. Toro refused to leave a second time.
The security guard was not injured, and is willing to press charges. Toro was arrested.Source: Orlando Sentinel
As some of you may remember back in July we also reported at EPCOT a Mother was arrested with Two Guns and Marijuana in her diaper bag.