Tourists abducted, Robbed at Downtown Disney
June 11, 2007
Two tourists were enjoying their first day of Walt Disney World vacation when just after midnight on Sunday a man in a black car called out to them in the Downtown Disney parking lot. The couple walked over to the car thinking they were just answering a simple question that is where things became violent.
The Connecticut tourists, Justin Stetzer and Jessica DellaCamera, both 20, were held at gunpoint, forced inside the Volkswagen Jetta and driven around. Stetzer was ordered to withdraw money from an automated-teller machine.
After almost an hour the three suspects took the Stetzer and DellaCamera to a remote location near an Osceola County landfill, forced them out of the car and beat them.
It was then that the couple fought back causing the gun to discharge, which scared the suspects who panicked and fled the scene.
Stetzer and DellaCamera, who just thought they were at the end of a road walked to a nearby Kissimee home and called the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. With some cuts and bruises, the couple was not seriously injured.
The police are still searching for the suspects.
Disney spokeswoman Zoraya Suarez declined to say which resort the tourists were staying at or the length of their visit to Florida. Suarez did say Disney officials were working to take care of their immediate needs.
This incident Sunday is one in a number of several recent attacks to the Orlando tourist area.
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