COCOA (Florida). According to authorities, a Florida man was arrested for threatening to kill Walt Disney via Facebook.
Florida Today reports that Derek Eitel, 23, was taken into custody Tuesday. He was charged with writing threats to kill and injure.
According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Eitel was in a chat room with more than 800 members Tuesday when he wrote “5 likes” and then went on to say, “I’ll go see Disney.” Eitel is located near Cocoa, which is about an hour’s drive east from the park. According to the arrest report, two members of the chat group reported it to authorities. According to the report, Eitel later admitted that he had typed the threat from his smartphone. Eitel was released on $ 100,000 bail. A lawyer is not listed in the prison records.