Disney World security catches woman with ‘two guns and a bag of marijuana’ inside her seven-month-old baby’s diaper bag while trying to enter Epcot Center
- Yunique Smith, 27, was arrested and charged at Disney World on July 18
- Police said she was caught trying to bring guns and marijuana into Epcot Center
- The prohibited items were allegedly found inside her baby’s diaper bag
- Disney World prohibits weapons on its properties and Smith does not have a concealed carry permit
Yunique Smith, 27, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana after Disney World security guards allegedly found the items in her baby’s diaper bag while she and her family were trying to enter Epcot Center on July 18
A Georgia woman was arrested and charged after Disney World security guards at Epcot Center found two handguns and marijuana inside her child’s diaper bag.
Yunique Smith, 27, of Stone Mountain, Georgia, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis on July 18 at about 6.40pm.
Her arrest report stated that Smith was stopped while she was going through Epcot’s security check line, along with an adult male, their seven-year-old son and seven-month-old daughter, Bay News 9 reported.
A 9mm semi-automatic handgun was allegedly found in ‘plain view’ along with the plastic bag containing the marijuana at that time.
Disney World prohibits all firearms – concealed or otherwise – from bringing guns into their theme parks.
An Orange County deputy was called to the scene and Smith, the man and their two children were escorted to a back office at the theme park.
According to the arrest report, a second Orange County deputy, who was working an off-duty shift at Epcot that day, opened the diaper bag and saw the handgun and plastic gallon-size bag of ‘what appeared to be cannabis.’
At some point, the man Smith was with said he wanted to change their baby’s diaper.
Smith was stopped at Epcot Center’s entrance security checkpoint (pictured in 2016), along with a man and their seven-year-old son and seven-month-old daughter
Disney bans all weapons from its theme parks, including Epcot (in 2003), and hotel properties
‘Since the firearm and the cannabis was still inside of the bag, I searched the diaper bag for additional illegal items,’ one of the deputies wrote in the arrest report, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
That was when police allegedly found a second handgun – a .45-caliber – in the bottom of the diaper bag.
Police said that Smith admitted the guns and the ‘weed’ in the diaper bag belonged to her.
The plastic bag was later said to have contained less than 20 grams of marijuana, making it a misdemeanor offense.
Authorities said that Smith does not have a concealed weapon permit.
In addition to banning weapons at the theme parks themselves, Disney World policy also bans guns, ammunition, knives and ‘weapons of any kind’ at their hotels and resorts.
Smith was arrested and taken to Orange County Jail and released two days later, on July 20.
She is expected to be arraigned on August 19 on the drug and concealed weapon charges – both misdemeanors.
Disney World began a phased reopening of its theme parks with heightened coronavirus safety measures – including mandatory mask-wearing – in place on July 11. Epcot Center reopened for park goers on July 15.