Man Arrested After Breaking Into Disney's California Adventure During Coronavirus Shutdown

April 21, 2020

A man was arrested after breaking into Disney's California Adventure Park while the park is closed due to COVID-19.

A public information officer for the Anaheim Police Department told People that Jeremiah Smith was trespassing after he was allegedly seen by Disney security. The 18-year-old jumped the fence into the theme park. During the coronavirus pandemic, all theme parks have been closed for the time being.

Officers found Smith in a construction area in the southeast area of the park. The officer said that the nearest attraction is the "Guardians of the Galaxy" ride.

Disneyland has yet filed a statement in regards to this incident.

Smith was arrested and cited for trespassing. Officers say the 18-year-old was released the same night. According to the report, Smith has an upcoming court date. The young adult can be fined and sentenced with a small amount of jail time. If he does not show up for his court date, a warrant will be issued.

Back in March, the Walt Disney Company closed down its theme parks in Anaheim, California, and Orlando, Florida, due to the quickly spreading coronavirus.

Disney subsequently shared an update with its Annual Pass members, notifying them that scheduled monthly charges would continue, and clarifying that days missed would be tacked on to the end of passes' expiration dates.

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