One of the most persistent fears that we had in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, (that wasn’t a purely medical worry), was that our government may find a way to further impede our rights in “response” to the virus. Maybe that’s just the conspiratorial nature of the world we find ourselves in today, or perhaps Americans are just inclined to be ultra-protective over their freedoms. In either case, we knew that there was the possibility that the nation we live in could look a lot different on the backside of this pandemic than it did prior.
We’re already seeing some of this shift in action, particularly as it pertains to mask mandates and the coming of vaccine “passports” to places like New York City.
Now, a story from the “happiest place on earth” has perfectly illustrated some of these fears.
A Louisiana man who booked a $15,000 vacation to Disney World was arrested by law enforcement officials when he refused a mandatory temperature check at the entrance to the Orlando theme park.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office released body cam footage last week of the February 13 incident involving Kelly Sills, 47, of Baton Rouge.
Sills pleaded not guilty to the charge of trespassing, the Orlando Sentinel reported. He is scheduled to appear in a Central Florida court on Monday.
According to the arrest report, Sills was confronted outside the Boathouse Restaurant at Disney Springs by Disney security and Orange County Sheriff’s deputies.
Sills attempted to bargain with the officers as he was being led away, but he was met with a somewhat hilarious rebuttal.
‘I paid $15,000. You can’t trespass me for paying $15,000,’ said Sills.
He then offered to go back to the screening tent to get his temperature check, but by that point it was too late.
‘Will you take my temperature before you kick me out, please?’ he asked as he was led away in handcuffs.
‘They’ll do that in jail, sir,’ a deputy was heard saying in the video.
‘Well, that’s good,’ Sills said.
Sills was due in court on Monday.
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