Ex-Disney employee accused of stealing costumes to sell on black market

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SOURCE: WESH.com

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. —

A former Disney employee and his cousin are accused of stealing clothing and wigs from Disney rides and then selling them on the black market.

Patrick Spikes and Blaytin Taunton are accused of selling property that had been stolen from Disney.

WESH 2 News reported last year that somebody had broken into the backstage area of a retired Epcot exhibit and taken an animatronic character’s clothing.

The Wonders of Life has not been open for years and the character “Buzzy” was kept in an off-limits area.

In early August of 2018, detectives found that Buzzy’s green military-style cap, red bomber jacket and his custom rubber hands were reportedly gone.

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