Man Arrested After Flashing Fake Badge at Epcot

Recently, a man was arrested at Epcot after flashing a fake badge at an entrance turnstile - all in an attempt to gain entrance to the park for free.

Emerito Pujol, 74, entered Epcot on Saturday, November 3, and showed a badge as he passed through the turnstiles. An employee demanded a closer look of the badge, and Pujol said he was an undercover officer. The Miami man went on to tell a security officer he was "in service" and "guarding someone important."

Pujol did finally admit he was pretending to be a federal officer to a deputy and that he was waiting to meet up with his family. Upon further inspection, the badge Pujol flashed at the entrance was indeed fake and had the words "American Federation of Police" and "honorary member" upon it.

Pujol's plan to gain entrance to Epcot for free did not go as planned; he ended up arrested and charged for falsely impersonating an officer, unlawful use of a police badge and petty theft.


MrHub wrote on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 11:16:

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Good Job Disney Security!

Kristen K. wrote on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 12:55:

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LoL... People do the craziest things.

Jim J. wrote on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 18:58:

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At 74 years of age, it would seem he'd be much wiser and mature, but obviously not. Good job, Disney Security....

Phil wrote on Sat, 11/17/2012 - 13:11:

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That is why there is a Sheriff officer out front of each park entrance.

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