Police: Woman Tried To Bring Loaded Gun, Knife Into Disney's Magic Kingdom
.32-Caliber Semi-Automatic Handgun Loaded With 7 Rounds, Police Say
POSTED: 4:05 pm EST December 9, 2007
UPDATED: 4:17 pm EST December 9, 2007
A 63-year-old woman was arrested Sunday after sheriff's deputies said she tried to enter Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom theme park with a loaded gun, some scissors and a knife.
Security workers said they discovered a .32-caliber semi-automatic handgun on Mary Ann Richardson, of Pennsylvania, during a routine safety check at a theme park entrance gate.
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Walt Disney World security notified the Orange County Sheriff's Office and officer confiscated the gun and arrested the Richardson.
Officers said the gun was loaded with seven live rounds in the magazine.
The woman was also in possession of a pair of scissors and a locked blade knife.
Richardson told officers that she traveled with the gun and had forgotten it was in her purse, according to an Orange County sheriff's report. An investigation into the incident continues.
Stringent security measures have been in place at all Central Florida theme parks since Sept. 11, the report said.
Richardson was charged with possession of a concealed weapon.