Ensign Hill, a 24-year-old former Navy football player, had a little too much to drink this past Saturday before he started attacking cast members at Disney World. According to Orange County police, Hill is accused of sneaking into the secret underground Disney tunnels, trying to steal a golf cart, punching two cast members in the face, and hitting a third cast member with a PVC pipe. The full report is below:
The victims told deputies Hill entered a backstage office area in the East Innoventions attraction area when he punched Michael Connelly. He suffered a large gash to his forehead and was taken to Celebration Hospital for treatment.
Hill then encountered cast member Timothy Beltley in the tunnels workers use to get around the theme park. Beltley tried to stop Hill from taking a cargo work cart but was punched in the face. He was also treated at the hospital.
Jessica Brown was struck in the left cheek and neck when she came across Hill after he grabbed a 3-foot-long PVC pipe. The injured area swelled but she was treated at the scene.
Disney security held Hill to the ground at the Flavors of Club Cool attraction, a variety soda pop fountain, until deputies arrived. He was bleeding from the knees, wrists and hands when they deputies found him.
There are a lot of questions to ask here. Why does Disney have secret underground tunnels? Where in Disney’s Epcot Center can you get completely trashed? What is a 24-year-old doing by himself at Disney World?
It’s hard to imagine what was going through Hill’s head at the time, but it is also safe to assume that being blackout in a dark underground walkway with large mysterious creatures is never going to end well. Let’s be honest, if a six foot tall cartoon dog approached you in a tunnel while you were drunk, you’d probably start swinging PVC pipes too.
Luckily, none of the cast members suffered serious injuries. As for Hill, he faces charges for battery, aggravated battery, and felony battery. Moral of the story? Don’t get drunk at Disney World.
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