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Serial Stroller Thief Caught!

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by AEfx, May 15, 2017.

  1. ford91exploder

    ford91exploder Resident Curmudgeon

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    At least for me it's not about the stroller which was simply a conspicuous symbol it was the downright stupidity of leaving critical items like phone/wallet/keys in the stroller and the criminal negligence of leaving the kids EpiPen in the stroller as the whole point of an epipen is to have it IMMEDIATELY IF NOT SOONER in the event of anaphylactic shock.
     
  2. ford91exploder

    ford91exploder Resident Curmudgeon

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    That's really sad on multiple levels, When was the last time these moms cracked a book to learn a new skill, 'Stuff' will eventually be forgotten useful skills and learning stay with you forever
     
  3. G00fyDad

    G00fyDad Well-Known Member

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    You're looking at a grey area here. Yes. Security is their responsibility but they are not responsible to make sure someone does not go brain dead and leave their valuables unattended.
     
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  4. AEfx

    AEfx Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    That doesn't make them responsible for the behavior of their guests.
     
  5. AEfx

    AEfx Well-Known Member Original Poster

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  6. Weather_Lady

    Weather_Lady Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. Candidly, I don't think Disney or any other place of public accommodation has the responsibility to guard valuables that guests leave unattended. Disney provides vast amounts of dedicated "parking" for strollers as a courtesy, but policing those areas for theft would require an unreasonable amount of manpower, and Disney has no legal obligation to safeguard guests against the consequences of leaving their personal possessions strewn around Disney property. If things got bad enough, I could see Disney offering a "stroller check" whereby guests can check a stroller, get a claim ticket, and come back for it later (at a price, of course), but I don't believe the issue of stroller theft will ever become that big. Most people are smart enough not to bring expensive strollers, loaded with irreplaceable things, and leave them sitting around.
     
  7. rob0519

    rob0519 Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I don't know why people need anything more than a simple, folding umbrella stroller for a day at an amusement park. You can carry the baby supplies in a small backpack and be good to go, but tha'ts just me.

    As far as Disney's responsibility, I don't know what, if anything is printed on the ticket regarding personal property. However, it could be argued that since Disney has set up stroller corrals with "Park Strollers Here" Signs and has uniformed employees watching the site and putting the strollers in straight rows, that some type of oversight is implied that your stroller will be there when you get back. Leaving valuables, including medication unattended however, is just plain careless no matter what the cost of the stroller.
     
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  8. peter11435

    peter11435 Well-Known Member

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    I have found that generally those cast members always tell me to remove any valuables from my stroller before parking. Unless they were to issue claim tickets there is no way those cast members would know that someone taking a stroller was not the owner of the stroller. Especially since many times a different member of a party will pick up a stroller that someone else dropped off.
     
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  9. RandomPrincess

    RandomPrincess Keep Moving Forward Premium Member

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    You can put locks on them but you can't lock to anything. It just stops the wheel from spinning and an empty stroller is easy enough to lift and move for a CM but would be very noticeable if someone tried to carry a stroller out of the park.
     
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  10. larryz

    larryz Well-Known Member

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    Even better... if you can afford an $1800 stroller, and hubby can just fly up from Miami to bring you a spare key, you can probably afford to hire a Plaid to stroller-sit for you.
     
  11. Mr Ferret 88

    Mr Ferret 88 Premium Member

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    That is what i bring the nanny for :rolleyes:
     
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  12. DisneyDaver

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    I understand and didn't intend to be poking fun at an 8 year in a stroller, but re-reading my post now I can see how it could be taken that way. Apologies. The intention of my post was to joke about my 2 year old who refuses to go in the stroller.
     
  13. janoimagine

    janoimagine Well-Known Member

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    I disagree with you ... we bought an Orbit Baby Stroller for our kids, with all the features, the interchangeability, expandability, the swivel / recline feature and the ability to snap out the seat and snap right into the car made it worthwhile to spend the money for me and my wife, it also came with an ATA rated bag to use it in for Air Travel. I would gladly spend the $1200 on it again, it has lasted thru both our kids and I was able to sell it on eBay for $700 after we were done with it. Also, a Bugaboo doesn't cost $1800 ... they are about $1000 to $1300. Sure you can spend less on strollers ... but everyone we talked too said they had to replace theirs by their second kid so ... take your pick.
     
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    ninjaprincesst Well-Known Member

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    No I have a cousin who is a cast member, they can and will have security cut them off with bolt cutters. They have enough to do without picking up strollers.
     
  15. DizArielFan

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    Something to note, just because somebody has a $1,800 stroller doesn't mean that they are even remotely wealthy. Reminds me of my brothers friend who worked at Target and now at Home Depot. He bought himself a Rolex Submariner, which is around $7,500 to 8,500ish depending on model, with his credit card, took him almost three years to pay it off. Maybe that lady isn't wealthy but just has good credit and decided to splurge on something.
     
  16. peter11435

    peter11435 Well-Known Member

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    They can and will cut locks if the stroller is locked to anything. If you simply lock the wheels together they will NOT cut anything.
     
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    G00fyDad Well-Known Member

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    It must be a toss up then because our first Graco (Around $175 with interchangeability, expand-ability, the swivel / recline feature and the ability to snap out the seat and snap right into the car) lasted through my daughter then my niece and then her little sister. Our second Graco lasted through our son (Our kids are 8 years apart) and then through my friend's daughter. Maybe it is because of this that I just cannot justify spending that much on a stroller.
     
  18. ninjaprincesst

    ninjaprincesst Well-Known Member

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    Yes they will if the stroller will not roll they will have it cut, it is not their job to lug around heavy strollers because people are being petty. They often have to move strollers to another parking area and are not paid to lug them around, they have been given permission to cut them because a lot of people have started using them , and think about it, they do not get paid enough to physically carry strollers, and why would you subject a cast member to that? They will give you a few minutes to return, and when you return they will caution you to not put the locks on or they will be cut. he informed me just yesterday a woman whom had already been warned that if might get cut off if she continued to use it, she demanded his supervisor who informed her cast members have to be able to move your stroller and they must be able to roll. She was not happy at all.
     
  19. RandomPrincess

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    If people stealing strollers is a problem and Disney does not give you a reasonable way to keep your stroller safe they are setting themselves up for lawsuits and other issues. Unless they are giving each guest who wants one a free Disney stroller and banning outside stroller they need to do something.
     
  20. G00fyDad

    G00fyDad Well-Known Member

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    You can still lock the front wheels. Then the stroller will roll with minimal effort by pushing down on the handle to slightly lift the front wheel off the ground and rolling it on the back wheels.
     
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