Maybe he was going to hi-jack the railroad or a car from autopia.
Seriously though - based on his record listed in the article, maybe he was trying to perfect his pick pocket skills at the resort. It would be pretty easy to walk around pick pockets in a big crowd, or maybe he was just trying to swipe stuff off of strollers and then return it for the cash or whatever.
You never know, he might have just been there to enjoy the park.
Weird ... I just wonder how they tracked him down to Disneyland of all places.
Maybe he was an AP and the scan hit some kind of police report.
Is Disneyland keeping track of AP's with criminal records???
The entry system doesn't communicate with the outside world, outside of Disney that is. Plain-clothed officers within the park probably received a 10-29F call with a description when the suspect entered their beat. The suspect probably thought Disneyland would be a good place to hide. The suspect failed to realize there are a good number of city police patrolling within the park on a given day, and many more can enter when needed.