A Disney dream turned into a nightmare for park guests when they had to help restrain an out-of-control man.
A YouTube video uploaded on Saturday opens with a man being restrained by two bellhops from the "Tower of Terror" ride in Disney's California Adventure theme park, notes LAist.
An elderly security guard then pepper sprays him in the face, and the man throws a punch in response. Park guests step in to throw the belligerent man to the ground and help restrain him until more security arrives.
While it's not yet known what led to the fight, hecklers' comments during the film give clues that the man may have been a vulgar nuisance for some time before the pepper spray was used.
One guest shouts, "You didn't wind up being so tough anymore, huh?"
Another laughs, "I think this guy's been drinking vodka!"
It takes about 3 minutes before more security staffers arrive as backup.
A woman can be heard in the background, screaming, "There are kids here. Does this guy not get that? You're in Disneyland!"
The "Tower of Terror" ride is located next to "Francis' Ladybug Boogie" and "Tuck and Roll's Drive 'Em Buggies," attractions aimed at small children.
UPDATE: 53-year-old Glenn Horlacher was arrested on charges of battery and assault by the Anaheim police that Saturday afternoon. He was released on a citation later that day.
The police had been called to the park to assist Disney's security personnel. Upon arriving, they found Horlacher being subdued by several park guests, reports the Los Angeles Times.Suzi Brown, a spokeswoman for Disneyland, released this statement to CBS2/KCAL9:
Our security cast member was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for the injuries he sustained and then released. We appreciate the actions of the guests who came to his aid during this uncharacteristic incident.