ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say longtime Disney enthusiast and Milwaukee Bucks center Robin Lopez unknowingly purchased rare items stolen from Disney World in Florida.
State attorney’s office records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel show Lopez had purchased clothing from a vintage Epcot animatronic called Buzzy that had gone missing from a now-defunct attraction at the Orlando theme park.
Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigators say a former Disney employee and his cousin used fake IDs to sneak into the park last year and steal items valued at thousands of dollars, selling them in a lucrative market for exclusive memorabilia.
Authorities have charged the men with dealing in stolen property, grand theft and burglarizing a structure at the park.
Lopez purchased the items on eBay and is said to be cooperating with authorities.
Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/
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