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Man arrested after camping on Disney World's Discovery Island during coronavirus pandemic

Man arrested after camping on Disney World\'s Discovery Island during coronavirus pandemic


Disney World has been closed since mid-March as the world faces the coronavirus pandemic. One man saw the closure as an opportunity to turn a Disney island into his personal campsite, but that didn\'t last long.

Richard McGuire, 42, from Mobile, Alabama was arrested on April 30 after camping on Walt Disney World\'s Discovery Island, according to an arrest report acquired by USA TODAY. He was banned from all Disney properties and charged with a misdemeanor for trespassing.

Orange County officers conducted a search by foot, boat and helicopter and eventually found him.

He had been sleeping in one of the island\'s buildings and referred to the property as a “tropical paradise,” according to the arrest report.

\"Richard stated that he had made entry to the island to go camping on Monday or Tuesday and had p
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