Man arrested after alleged ‘fight’ in front of Disney ride

By NBC News and msnbc.com staff

A man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly attacking workers in front of the Tower of Terror ride at Disney’s California Adventure Park in Anaheim.

In a YouTube video of the encounter, the man is seen flailing at a security employee and struggling to keep his balance outside the ride. Another employee, dressed in the Tower of Terror bellhop uniform, can be seen asking the crowd to “back up.”

A woman is heard in the video shouting, “You’re in Disneyland …  there are kids here.” It was posted on the video sharing site with a caption that reads, “We had a weird day at Disneyland…Fiiiiight!!!”

Police responded to the park at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday to find patrons holding the man down on the ground, NBCLosAngeles.com reported.

The suspect was identified as 53-year-old Glenn Horlacher. He was arrested on charges of battery and assault, and released from jail Saturday night, according to NBCLosAngeles.com.

A security guard was treated for minor injuries.

“Our security cast member was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for the injuries he sustained and then released,” according to a statement released by the park on Monday. “We appreciate the actions of the guests who came to his aid during this uncharacteristic incident.”

Investigators were attempting to determine what prompted the altercation, which park officials described as a “very unusual occurrence.”

Park officials would not, however, quantify how often park visitors are arrested or detained.

Disney spokeswoman Suzi Brown told msnbc.com on Tuesday that there were no plans to change security procedures at the park as a result of the incident, which she said was still under review.

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