Florida man hits Disney security guard in mask dispute at Epcot Center, deputies say
WKMG / Orange County
Enrico Toro is charged with misdemeanor battery

By Adrienne Cutway, WKMG

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WKMG) -- A Florida man who was upset about being told that he and his family needed to change their masks to be in line with Disney’s coronavirus rules smacked an Epcot security guard, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said Enrico Toro arrived at the park Aug. 14 with his wife and three children but when they arrived at the check-in area, security guards told them they needed to put different masks on since the ones they were wearing didn’t meet Disney’s standards.

The family left and when they returned about 10 minutes later, one of the children was still not wearing the proper type of mask so security guards stopped the family again, according to the report.

Deputies said Toro became irate, began cursing and said, “Call the police, they will have to shoot me to leave.”

Records show the victim was reaching for his phone to call his supervisor when Toro smacked him across the head with an open hand.

Toro’s wife intervened and pulled her husband away toward the parking lot as he continued cursing and making threats, telling the victim he knew where he lived and he was going to kill him, according to the report.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Enrico Toro, 35, is accused of hitting the guard in the head and threatening to kill him, which led to Toro’s arrest Aug. 14, the arrest affidavit said. Toro is charged with misdemeanor battery.

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