Sat. Jun 10th, 2023

(CNN) – A Florida man has been charged with stealing $ 14,000 worth of suits from Walt Disney for two years.

A video released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office shows investigators fighting suspect Patrick Spikes when they question him about the House of Mice thefts.

The detectives said the 24-year-old tried to take back the phone he used to photograph the stolen property before posting it online.

“So these photos are online now and they are linked to your phone number, did you submit those photos?” the investigator asked.

“No,” Spikes said.

Investigators said Spikes and his cousin Blateen Taunton stole costumes and wigs from the Magic Kingdom’s haunted mansion earlier this year.

Law enforcement documents show that Taunton was a Disney employee and used his ID to enter the employee-only areas at the theme parks. MPs said he would then take behind-the-scenes photos and upload them to his Twitter account called BackDoorDisney.

Spikes is also accused of stealing a bomber jacket, oversized headphones and a hat from an animatronic named Buzzy, a character from Epcot’s Wonderful Life indoor attraction.

The detectives said the duo would then sell many items on the Internet, receiving thousands of dollars in their transactions.

Spikes and Taunton are charged with burglary, grand theft, and trafficking in stolen property.

Authorities said the couple had been selling products online for over two years.