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Woman Arrested After Stealing High End Stroller from Walt Disney World

When guests come from all over the world to visit Walt Disney World, they don’t expect that their vacation might be completely ruined by other inconsiderate thieves that prey on unsuspecting families.  Unfortunately this occurred to the Collazo family from Miami on April 15th.  The Collazo family was enjoying their day in Walt Disney World at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  They went o enjoy one of the attractions and left their Bugaboo stroller, valued around $1,800, parked with other strollers.  While they were on the attraction, another guest stole their stroller totally wrecking the family’s day.  With the stroller was their car keys, wallets and medication that they needed.  With no money or car keys, the family was completely stranded at Walt Disney World.  Lauren Collazo had to have her husband fly in from Miami on the next flight to come and help the family get home.

Disney takes these acts of theft very seriously, as they want to ensure that the theme parks are safe and enjoyable for all of their guests.  The theft was caught on video and shared via social media.  The video also showed that the woman used her own daughter to assist in the crimes and ride in the stolen stroller as a decoy to prevent suspicion of pushing around an empty stroller.  This video and the help of social media led the police to Michelle Craig from Spring Hill, FL. and she was subsequently arrested.  She was caught selling various stolen items on Craig’s List, including high end strollers, purses, diaper bags and more. It appears that she is also under investigation for other thefts that have occurred around Walt Disney World.  With her arrest, other families may see the return of their items and help Disney to put in measures that can help watch and alleviate these situations in the future.

Disney has not yet made any statements on this situation or announced any security changes as a result of the theft.  We strongly recommend that guests do not leave their purses, keys, medicines or anything of value in their strollers when they go on an attraction.  You just never know what can happen in a park full of other guests.  We have no way of telling who may be up to no good, so keep an eye out.

 

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About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!