Orange County deputies pulled an SUV they say was used in the burglary of an Orlando dollar store from a canal at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Friday morning, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Disney World fan website Blog Mickey posted photos of deputies and a tow company pulling a black SUV from a bridge near the parking lot to the theme park Friday morning.
Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Michelle Guido said the car was involved in the burglary of a Family Dollar on Apopka Vineland Road around 1:30 a.m. Friday.
According to an affidavit, deputies said Michael Pickett, Javion Robinson and Corey Stanley drove the car to the store on the 1000 block of North Apopka-Vineland Road, where they smashed a window to enter and rob the store.
The total amount allegedly stolen from the store is not included in the document. The store’s manager estimated the suspects caused $3,000 in damage to a window and the store’s safe, and a deputy noted he saw a cash register missing when he walked in.
Portions of the affidavit are redacted, but the document says the suspects’ car was “ultimately … located in a lake on Disney property” near South Studio Drive and East Buena Vista Drive, between Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Swan Resort and about 23 miles south of the Family Dollar.
Deputies found the men in nearby woods shortly afterward, wet and missing articles of clothing, records show.
Disney spokespeople referred questions to the sheriff’s office.
Pickett, Robinson and Stanley were arrested and booked into the Orange County Jail Friday. Records did not list lawyers for them Friday afternoon.
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