We are covering the developing story coming out of Disney Springs on New Year’s Eve. According to Spectrum News Channel 13, a Tampa Bay-area man without a permit to carry a concealed weapon was caught with a 9mm handgun and ammunition near a parking garage for Disney Springs on New Year’s Eve.
A law-enforcement dog trained to sniff out guns and ammo reacted to a man at 8:20 p.m. while officers with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office were checking pedestrians.
The man arrested is named Hector Manuel Figueroa Medina, 43, of Lutz was charged with carrying a concealed firearm, trespassed from all Disney properties, and booked into the Orange County Jail. The gun was tucked into the right said of his waistband, concealed by his shirt.
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the man admitted that he did not have a “Florida-issued concealed weapons permit nor did he possess one from any other state.”
He said he applied for one three months ago in the mail but had not yet received a permit, according to his arrest report. He also had two magazines, 14 rounds on him.
Medina was released Thursday on $1,000 bond. Continue to follow The Kingdom Insider, as we bring you any information as the story unfolds.