A man at Disney World was caught using a stolen iPad meant for employees to skip ride lines, police say

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A view of Disney World’s Hollywood Studios theme park in August 2020. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
  • A man was found using a stolen Disney World iPad to skip theme-park lines in June.
  • A report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the iPad was recovered by authorities.
  • Disney World has also issued a trespass warning to the man, according to police.
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A man visiting Disney World this summer was caught using stolen technology to give unauthorized tours and skip attraction lines, a report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office says.

Around 4 p.m. on June 4, an officer visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park to investigate “an incident of a trespasser and unauthorized use of a Disney device,” according to the report which was viewed by Insider.

While there, the officer learned that a Disney investigator had noticed “unauthorized overrides on reservations in the Walt Disney World application for employees’ use only” over the course of a few days, the report says.

The report goes on to say that the employee told the officer that he had noticed a man guiding a group through the theme park, seemingly as part of an unofficial tour, before leading them to the front of a line for an unnamed ride.

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A report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office says the man was guiding a group (not pictured) through the theme park, seemingly on a tour. Orlando Sentinel/Getty Images

According to the report, the Disney investigator had ride staff cancel the man’s reservation to see if he’d try to skip the line again. From there, the officer followed him to his car, approached him, and asked if he had a Disney device with him, the report says.

The man said yes, according to the report, and handed over the iPad when asked by the officer. He also told law enforcement that he was given the iPad by the owner of the company he said he works for, A Class, but wasn’t aware that it was stolen, the report says.

Disney’s investigator told the officer that he had encounters with the man before, according to the report, but didn’t share any details.

Disney World has since issued a trespass warning to the man, the report says, though he has not been charged with any crime at the time of writing.

Representatives for Disney World did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.