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Brandon woman banned from Disney for life after arrest at resort

Deputies say Ellen McMillion was slurring her words, and they detected a strong odor of alcohol.
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 photo, guests watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Anticipated to make landfall in Florida early next week, Hurricane Dorian couldn’t come at a more inopportune time for Disney World, which on any given day can host more than 300,000 visitors. [JOHN RAOUX | AP]
Published Sep. 10
Updated Sep. 10

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. — Authorities say a woman is banned for life from Walt Disney World in Florida after she hit a taxi driver and then kicked a deputy at the resort.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office says in an arrest report that Ellen McMillion of Brandon, Florida, hit the taxi driver outside Disney's Hollywood Studios last Thursday.

A Disney security guard and a deputy working a detail at the park intervened.

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The taxi driver told deputies McMillion started hitting him after she asked him for a cigarette, and he told her he didn't have one.

Deputies say McMillion was slurring her words, and they detected a strong odor of alcohol.

She was charged with battery on an officer and disorderly intoxication.

McMillion asked for a public defender, but she had no attorney Monday.

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