ODDS AND ENDS: Man pretends to be Disney employee, steals Star Wars droid and other unusual offers

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We’ve heard of people going to great lengths to get a job, but this could be the crown.

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A Central Florida man was arrested after police said he impersonated a Walt Disney World cast member and took an R2-D2 droid in the hopes that he would get a job as a security guard.

David Proudfoot, 44, of Kissimmee, is facing a major charge of theft and a charge of obstruction by false information, according to an affidavit of arrest.

It happened at the Swan Reserve Hotel. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said on May 31 that the agents were called by Disney security.

When they arrived, they made contact with Proudfoot, who claimed to be wearing beige work trousers, an orange work vest and a Disney name tag. He reportedly first identified himself as David Rodgers and said he worked in the receiving department at the Yacht Club Resort.

Proudfood reportedly aroused suspicion when he looked confused as he tried to move the droid on a cart.

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Proudfoot has reportedly admitted to moving the R2-D2 droid from the hotel’s third floor to an “unknown location” because he was interviewing for a security assignment at Walt Disney World and identified “weaknesses in the resorts’ security.” in the hope of a better paying job at WDW,” the report said.

Proudfoot is said to have told police he never intended to take anything off the property.

A pile of money.
A pile of money. Photo by file photoGetty Images


A Chilean man got the ultimate payday and then reportedly fled.

The man, who was not identified, was employed by Consorcio Industrial de Alimentos (Cial), which produces processed meats. His salary was usually about $691 ($500,000 Chilean pesos), which was deposited directly into his account.

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But for a pay period on May 30, he somehow got a check for about $228,000, according to Financial journala Chilean newspaper.

The man told the company about the overpayment and was then told to go to his bank and return the extra money. He went the next day, according to the bank, but could not return the money.

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Apparently he had been missing for three days and then the company received a notice from a lawyer that the man was resigning.

Cial followed suit by filing a complaint accusing the man of misappropriating funds, but the man could not be found.

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Mountain Dew fan Eric “Badlands” Booker in action. Guinness World Records/YouTube


The triumphant New York farmer reverberated through a building after setting a Guinness World Record by drinking a liter of Mountain Dew in 6.8 seconds.

Eric “Badlands” Booker, of Long Island, did the deed on YouTube, before the big belch.

But he wasn’t ready. Booker then drank a liter of tomato sauce in 18.45 seconds, setting a new record.

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A competitive eater, Booker has also set the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to drink two liters of soda. He did that in 18.45 seconds.

Karen Williams.  Twitter
Karen Williams. Twitter


There are mistakes and then there are epic mistakes.

The alleged exploits of an Australian mayor fall into the latter category.

Redland Mayor Karen Williams admitted she drank “several glasses of wine” before crashing her car into a tree last week, according to reports.

Making matters worse, the crash happened just an hour after Williams met the families of drunk driving victims.

The country has one of the world’s highest rates of car accidents caused by drink-driving, behind only the United States, Canada and South Africa, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Status Report on Road Safety in 2015. Alcohol consumption is the main factor in 30% of road deaths in Australia.

Williams said she made “a serious error of judgment” and was “deeply sorry” after her drink-driving accident. She stepped down from the Brisbane 2032 Olympics board but resisted calls for her resignation and was not charged.

Shortly before the accident, Williams had stated: “We need to clean up drunk driving,” he said. seven news

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