(Natural News) Disney World is supposed to be the happiest place on earth, but one parent took it a little too far after allegedly going on a drinking binge that resulted in a drunken tirade at the resort. The father aggressively pushed through crowds using his baby son’s stroller, and left the child sitting in a dirty diaper under the sun for hours. He was arrested and has been charged with child neglect. He was brought to the Orange County Jail on a $2,200 bond, ClickOrlando.com reported.
According to the report, the father, Brian Keith Olmstead, 35, had come from ESPN’s Wide World of Sports where he had just a couple of drinks while watching a cheerleading competition with his wife and seven-month old son. The family were visiting Florida from Brunswick, Ohio. Olmstead then left to bring his son to Disney World’s Art of Animation Resort. There, he allegedly continued drinking at a poolside bar until he reached “a state of intoxication,” according to witnesses.
Olmstead was then escorted back to his room, but was later found in the food court area, where other guests complained about his behavior. He allegedly used racial slurs and threatened some guests with violence.
Authorities that arrived on the scene said they found Olmstead’s son in a dirty diaper, with his legs and feet heavily sunburned. The drunk father was then taken away and brought to jail. While in the patrol car, he allegedly threatened a deputy, saying that Trump would kill him. According to paramedics, his son suffered from first-degree burns that look like they will turn into second-degree burns.
This isn’t the first incident in Olmstead’s police record. He had previously been arrested for driving under the influence, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct in Ohio. He has since been released from jail after posting the bond.
Olmstead’s wife Destiny, has spoken in his defense, telling WFLA.com that reports of her husband’s behavior were not entirely true. She said that Olmstead had only had a few drinks at the bar. He became angry, however, when a couple called him an unfit father — though she stressed that he never threatened anyone. She also said that what paramedics saw as severe first-degree burns is actually eczema, explaining that he had gotten some sun at ESPN.
“It’s unfortunate, and now he’s going to get the help that he truly needs to get, but he’s a great father,” Destiny was quoted as saying in the WFLA.com report. “He has a problem, and he’s addressing it, but it’s not something that happens all of the time.”
Happiest place on earth?
As a place frequented by millions of families every year, Disney World has seen its fair share of bad behavior, though it may be that full-grown adults are behaving worse than the kids. Just a few days before the incident involving Olmstead, a case of a stroller stolen in Disney World went viral on social media after the victim took to Facebook to try and locate it. Lauren Collazo, according to a report on ClickOrlando.com, had just gotten off a ride when she noticed that her stroller had gone missing. She then obtained photos from Disney’s security cameras to get a visual of the thief, who supposedly placed her own daughter in the stroller to deflect suspicion, and posted them on social media. The stroller was then sold, but retrieved when the buyer realized that it was stolen after seeing Collazo’s Facebook post.
A more serious incident took place earlier in the year, when a women was said to have choked a teenage girl after she had blocked her view of the fireworks show at the theme park. The woman, Tabbatha Mature, was with family when she had asked the girl and her friends to sit down after they had stood up during the show, according to a story on NYPost.com. Mature’s aggravated behavior caused the group to leave, during which the girl reportedly told Mature that she can take their spot. Mature allegedly started to choke the girl in response. She was then arrested and later released from the Orange County jail on a $2,000 bond.
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