Kentucky Man Arrested, Charged at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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A Kentucky man was arrested for criminal behavior carried out at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida.

Clayton James Snider, 22, was arrested and charged with third-degree video voyeurism on October 7 after allegedly recording another male guest inside a restroom at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Disney World, according to Orange County arrest records.

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Credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Office

According to the arrest report, an unidentified male, determined to be older than 19 years, was eating dinner with his family at the Grand Floridian Cafe inside the resort when he left the table to go to the restroom.

The unidentified male claimed that while he was in the restroom stall, another individual photographed him by holding a camera of some kind over the stall wall. The victim said the individual was wearing slip-on Skechers shoes that were black in color. He said that after the incident, he returned to the table where his family was and described the incident to them.

The victim and a family member returned to the restroom to confront Snider, but it’s difficult to know which family member accompanied the victim, as many parts of the arrest report have been redacted. Per the report, however, Snider gave an answer of “No” in an aloof tone when he was asked about whether he had indeed photographed the victim. The report also indicates that Snider refused to hand over his phone when asked.

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Grand Floridian Cafe/Credit: Disney Parks

According to the Orange County report of arrest, Snider then left the restroom, and the victim’s family told at least one Disney employee about the incident. Law enforcement was also contacted in regard to the incident, and officers were dispatched to the location on Disney property.

When asked by an official to hand over his phone, Snider kept the phone and typed, tapped, or otherwise manipulated the screen before handing over the device, and it is the arresting officer’s opinion that Snider was deleting images from the phone at that time.

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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa/Credit: D23

Snider then only allowed the official to browse through images in one photo album on the phone, which turned up no images that would have incriminated him. But then, officials were able to browse an album of recently deleted images and discovered images they needed to make an arrest and charge Snider with video voyeurism. It is also noted in the report that Snider was wearing black Skechers, like the ones described by the victim.

According to the arresting officer, Courteney Gallon, a video found in the deleted album on the phone “depicted an adolescent Caucasian male sitting on a toilet in a bathroom stall.” The report goes on to say, “From the perspective of the video, it was clear that it had been taken from an elevated position over the divider. The young male had his shorts down around his ankles and was wearing a blue shirt.”

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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa/Credit: Disney Parks

According to officers, the young male in the video was clearly the male who made the accusations against Snider. At that time, Snider requested an attorney. At about the same time, Snider’s phone battery was exhausted, and he would not allow authorities to know the passcode to his Apple watch.

“Based upon the investigation and the totality of circumstances,” reads the Orange County report of arrest, “there is probable [cause] to believe Clayton [Snider] engaged in video voyeurism, justifying a physical arrest.”

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Credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Department

The arresting officer read Snider his rights and placed him under arrest, after which he was taken to the Orange County jail, where he was informed he would be detained, pending the outcome of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office‘s investigation into the matter.

Snider entered a written plea of “Not Guilty” in court, and his bond was set at $5,000. It’s not clear whether a date has been set for his trial.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!

One comment

  1. They are preying on innocent victims.