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Florida man arrested after attempting to bring gun into Disney park

A Daytona Beach man was arrested after he tried to enter Disney's Magic Kingdom with a concealed gun in his backpack, records show.

An Orange County Sheriff's Office arrest affidavit says that Terry Bruce, 29, was stopped by security at the entrance of the park after a routine bag check last Tuesday. He has been charged with a third-degree felony for not having a license to carry a concealed weapon.

The affidavit shows that Disney security found a 9 mm handgun in a holster and two loaded magazines during a bag check at the park's Ticket and Transportation Center.

Bruce told the Orlando Sentinel that bringing the gun in the bag "was an honest mistake" and that he completely forgot it was there.

According to the affidavit, he told police that he normally keeps the gun in his trunk or glove department, but left it in his backpack because he and his girlfriend kept switching which car to drive to Orlando. He said he had planned to leave it in the car.

Records show Bruce has since posted a bail of $250.

Contact Josh Fiallo at jfiallo@tampabay.com. Follow @ByJoshFiallo.

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