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Man Accused of Stealing Buzzy's Clothing from Disney World Arrested

The Mom

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How do I sign up to get paid to sit on here and talk about the Buzzy theft all day? I would quit my day job for that

I'd settle for getting paid to go around and moderate all day.;) Seriously, it's just a hobby. The Boss (wdwmagic) does send me a very nice wine basket every Christmas, though. :)
 

embracejg

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If archives took him like some claim this would still make sense as it’s easier and safer to remove from the ground than from the pit below. Hydraulic lines are much more sophisticated and tougher to remove.
I messaged Hoot and this is what he told me about this whole incident:

“Backdoor Disney (Patrick) didn't steal Buzzy. He did steal clothing items from that AA figure which I hear have been returned. Buzzy was removed in a standard way that Disney removes any character from a show scene. There was nothing out of the ordinary about that. Unless weird Disney politics get involved, you 'll see him in the Guardians of the Galaxy Queue and that's the solid truth that nobody wants to hear. I haven't seen him backstage because I don't go backstage anymore. I know a LOT of people at Epcot. The face skin that surfaced online was an old skin that was thrown away and replaced as part of routine maintenance years ago. I've seen that exact skin in person and I know who owns it. It was not Buzzy's stolen head like some reports said.”

“He was certainly reported stolen originally so maybe that's why there's still a report floating around.”

I believe he’s honestly telling the truth and that we should all consider this legit info. If anyone has disbeliefs go message him yourselves.
If the authorities were originally under the assumption it was stolen, and then weren't told I was just a misunderstanding, there may still be some people that believe its true. Since it was in the original police reports some people keep bringing them up, but they are just old news floating around.
I haven't checked this thread in a while and good lord, this garbage is still going around?

For the millionth time, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said he "is stolen." Present tense. The investigation is still active. Disney deferred comment to OSCO's statement. Just read the damn story that's in this thread: https://orlando-rising.com/orange-county-sheriffs-office-disney-world-animatronic-buzzy-is-stolen/

If you choose to believe what "Hoot Gibson" said based on him claiming "I know a lot of people at Epcot" over what the police called an active investigation of theft.....I just don't know how to communicate to you how stupid that is. You're way too deep in the Disney bubble if you decide that sort of unsourced hearsay is more reliable than an official police statement.
 

s8film40

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I haven't checked this thread in a while and good lord, this garbage is still going around?

For the millionth time, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said he "is stolen." Present tense. The investigation is still active. Disney deferred comment to OSCO's statement. Just read the damn story that's in this thread: https://orlando-rising.com/orange-county-sheriffs-office-disney-world-animatronic-buzzy-is-stolen/

If you choose to believe what "Hoot Gibson" said based on him claiming "I know a lot of people at Epcot" over what the police called an active investigation of theft.....I just don't know how to communicate to you how stupid that is. You're way too deep in the Disney bubble if you decide that sort of unsourced hearsay is more reliable than an official police statement.
While I’m not disputing this at all I think it is worth noting that that Orlando Rising site isn’t a real legitimate news site, it’s just a theme park news site and seems to be a newer less established one at that. I had never heard of them before it was brought up here. They simply provided a quote with nothing beyond that to back it up. I wouldn’t consider them to be more credible than Hoot although he offered nothing to back up his claim.

I do find it curious that if an animatronic was truly stolen which as we’ve seen seems to be a popular story, that the actual legitimate news organizations haven’t picked up the story.
 

HoldenC

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I'd settle for getting paid to go around and moderate all day.;) Seriously, it's just a hobby. The Boss (wdwmagic) does send me a very nice wine basket every Christmas, though. :)
I admire your dedication tbh! There is no way I could wade through the dumpster fire some of these threads become without losing my mind! 😂
 

glawio

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While I’m not disputing this at all I think it is worth noting that that Orlando Rising site isn’t a real legitimate news site, it’s just a theme park news site and seems to be a newer less established one at that. I had never heard of them before it was brought up here. They simply provided a quote with nothing beyond that to back it up. I wouldn’t consider them to be more credible than Hoot although he offered nothing to back up his claim.

I do find it curious that if an animatronic was truly stolen which as we’ve seen seems to be a popular story, that the actual legitimate news organizations haven’t picked up the story.
It has been on the news...the story has been twisted quite a bit but they're reporting he is stolen.
It was on Yahoo News and Fox News, idk if you consider those "legitimate"! 🤔🤣 It was on some local news as well.

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Dragonman

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It has been on the news...the story has been twisted quite a bit but they're reporting he is stolen.
It was on Yahoo News and Fox News, idk if you consider those "legitimate"! 🤔🤣 It was on some local news as well.

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Those were literally just reposts of the same story with wrong info though lol (Face mold being Buzzy’s mutilated head,etc)
 

Thelazer

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"Unless weird Disney politics get involved, you 'll see him in the Guardians of the Galaxy Queue and that's the solid truth that nobody wants to hear. I haven't seen him backstage because I don't go backstage anymore."

Been saying this FROM DAY 1
 

Dragonman

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"Unless weird Disney politics get involved, you 'll see him in the Guardians of the Galaxy Queue and that's the solid truth that nobody wants to hear. I haven't seen him backstage because I don't go backstage anymore."

Been saying this FROM DAY 1
Yep. When he shows up in there we’ll finally put this argument to rest. And like I said before if anyone wants to ask Hoot anything themselves go ahead.
 

s8film40

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It has been on the news...the story has been twisted quite a bit but they're reporting he is stolen.
It was on Yahoo News and Fox News, idk if you consider those "legitimate"! 🤔🤣 It was on some local news as well.

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Do you have any links? I haven’t found anything. The first image you posted is just an image of Buzzy with no content, this image has been used countless times to talk about the gloves etc. being stolen. The second image just says it’s missing (not stolen). Legitimate news isn’t going to run with the story of the actual animatronic being stolen without confirmation. All the legitimate news stories instead focused on the clothing items being stolen.
 
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