Despite "4 to 6 people" being required to lift the Dumbo vehicle, no one was ever arrested for the crime.
The Buzzy theft at Walt Disney World remains unsolved, two and a half years after the animatronic was stolen.
Spikes had been charged with five felony counts, including dealing in stolen property and grand theft, but prosecutors abandoned all but the stolen property count, to which Spikes pleaded no contest.
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.
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.