In an interview with The Orlando Sentinel, the man charged with stealing and selling items from Disney World denied stealing the Buzzy animatronic.
Scheduled to begin Jan. 21, the trial is now listed as cancelled on the Orange County Clerk of Courts website. The only upcoming proceeding in the case is a plea hearing scheduled for Feb. 4.
Our most popular Disney World news stories in 2019 included coverage of a stolen Epcot animatronic and a news site's "war" with Disney.
Responding to a public records request from Orlando Rising, police released the original Nov. 2018 report on the theft of Buzzy, the animatronic star of Epcot's shuttered "Cranium Command" show.
According to police records obtained by Sentinel, Lopez was in possession of clothes taken off Buzzy, the animatronic star of the long-shuttered Cranium Command attraction at Epcot.
Newly-released video shows Orange County detectives asking alleged Disney World thief Patrick Spikes about the Buzzy theft.
Patrick Spikes is set to stand trial beginning Oct. 28 on five charges, including that he stole and sold costumes from the Haunted Mansion.
25-year-old Patrick Spikes has been charged with stealing and then selling costumes from Haunted Mansion, as well as entering an off-limits area in Epcot.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) is still investigating the theft of Disney World animatronic Buzzy, despite a source claiming he was never stolen in the first place and remains on Disney property.