According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel, former Navy football player and Naval Academy graduate Austin DeVan Hill attacked three members of the Walt Disney World cast at the Epcot theme park last weekend and is being charged with aggravated battery.
He was apparently extremely intoxicated — you’d have to be to attack Mickey and Minnie’s friends, right?
The Orlando Sentinel saw a copy of the police report, and here is an excerpt from their description of that report:
Austin DeVan Hill, 23, of Pensacola was charged with aggravated battery and two counts of battery after he punched two male workers in the head and struck a female with a plastic pipe in an area off-limits to guests, according to an arrest report.
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.
If all of this is true, Mr. Hill will not only be facing punishment from civilian law enforcement, but from military enforcement as well.
Apparently there was a food and wine festival going on at Epcot, which might help to explain how Hill got so drunk to begin with.
Hill bonded out of Orange County Jail.