A Baton Rouge, Louisiana resident reportedly skipped a mandatory temperature check at Disney World and ended up in jail during a recent trip to the theme park.
Kelly Sills, who says he paid $15 thousand for the 5-day vacation planned for him and his family, ended the first day of the trip in handcuffs.
What was supposed to be a luxurious vacation for Sills and his family came to an abrupt end on the first night when Sills lashed out at security personnel who approached him over the refused temperature check.
"I paid $15,000. You can't trespass me if I paid $15,000."
But trespassed he was, after being confronted at the Boathouse restaurant after refusing to have his temperature taken or to leave.
Sills told a very different story from the one told by Disney World representatives and police during an interview with The Washington Post on Saturday. He claimed he had simply entered the building through an exit and hadn't intentionally skipped the safety check.
He told The Post he would have "happily" submitted to the temperature check, and laid the blame for the incident escalating at the feet of Disney security personnel.
Sills told The Post:
"Covid is a very serious thing, but so is my vacation with my family."
You can view bodycam footage from the officers who asked Sills to leave and eventually arrested him here:
Twitter users were not at all impressed by Sills' antics.
All this ignorant clown had to do was have his temperature checked. Unf’ingbelievable. He said he spent $15,000 o… https://t.co/A5Nr9nAnIe— SoFla NO Trump 👍😁👍 (@SoFla NO Trump 👍😁👍) 1617622782.0
Having money and being smart are two different things. 😀 #maskholes #VaccinesSaveLives This is definitely a good… https://t.co/DgNhgqcOtW— Lines are busy (@Lines are busy) 1617478740.0
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes! https://t.co/qFNHZ7CHuh— GD4NTHN 🇺🇸🏳️🌈🇬🇷🌊😷 (@GD4NTHN 🇺🇸🏳️🌈🇬🇷🌊😷) 1617500769.0
Well Boo-Hoo! He refused the temperature check, so therefore,he can blame himself for forfeiting his expensive vaca… https://t.co/C5X5Daz92X— Patricia Lutz(Patti)Biden/Harris to the rescue🇺🇸 (@Patricia Lutz(Patti)Biden/Harris to the rescue🇺🇸) 1617565869.0
You did a temp check to fly & get into the hotel. But had to show your ass at the restaurant? Dummy https://t.co/q2ptCfvwlJ— Cathy (@Cathy) 1617467803.0
Some people seem to have a hard time with the idea of "private property." Also, "doing right by others." "“Covid i… https://t.co/HkkpJ8raU2— hilzoy (@hilzoy) 1617540213.0
Congratulations! You just became an honorary #FloridaMan. And it only cost you $15,000. https://t.co/iuEEvjQXTx— Débrouillard (@Débrouillard) 1617547514.0
Paying $15k for a vacation definitely does not exclude you from the rules that govern everyone else on private property, especially when your refusing to follow those rules puts everyone else in danger.