Florida Family Kicked out of Universal for "Police" T-Shirt

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The police t-shirt police were out in full force at the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando when they basically ruined a girl's sweet-sixteen when they kicked her and her family out of the park.

The girl's father, it turns out, was wearing a t-shirt that said "Police" on it.

And here's the SHOCKER: He really isn't a police officer. And that just doesn't fly at Universal, guy!

Christian Jarosz, of Jupiter, claims he and his family were kicked out on August 24 because of the shirt.

The shirt, turns out, was a gift from Christian's brother, who is a retired New York cop.

A park security guard stopped the family when he spotted the shirt as they were headed to go watch the Blue Man Group. The guard told him he wasn't allowed to wear a shirt that says "Police" on it, per park rules.

Jarosz says he went to a nearby gift shop to buy another shirt, but was suddenly surrounded by security and told to leave the park anyway. If not, Jarosz would be arrested.

For their part, park security claims Jarosz and and his family where being disruptive.

The family eventually left the park, missed the Blue Man Group show, and had their daughter's sweet sixteen ruined.

Jarosz claims he's written several emails to Universal to get a refund, but has yet to hear back. Although a park senior official did apologize to them for their treatment.

A park spokesperson said that security did the right thing by responding the way they did, because you can't wear a shirt that says "Police" on it if you're not a policeman.

Just like you can't wear a shirt with a Batman emblem on it because you're clearly not The Batman.

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5 comments
caulerk
caulerk

Well im the lady who was arrested back in 2001 for wearing a shirt that said sheriff on it while at a convenient store. I took it to the florida supreme court and won. They stated its a form of your 1st amendment right and that a reasonable person would not mistaken me in that shirt as a police officer. I changed florida law on this subject. I cant believe that a family was harrassed about the dad wearing a shirt like that considering i had the law changed to prevent anyone else from having to go through what my family and i did for 5 years trying to get my conviction overturned... kim sult

Jeremy Jensen
Jeremy Jensen

Really?? Who the hell cares that they were kicked out. If you can't use common sense there is no need for you to be there. Funny note do to this BS story and waist of time reading: Batman is fictional (we know this writer doesn't understand he is and thinks he is real or wouldn't used that comparison) but police are and it is illegal to impersonate an offer ( you should have used the FDNY shirts everyone has on and 98% are not FDNY) But again that would be using common sense and as I've seen most bloggers on New Times no longer have any

smdrpepper
smdrpepper topcommenter

Sorry, but the park was right with this one.  What was not mentioned in this version of the story is he was also told not to wear this shirt at Disney the day before.  

This guy deserved to be booted out for failing the common sense test.  This is why I only wear my security shirt if I am actually WORKING security at the venue and not out on the street.  Just because this guy was a dumbass does not mean he can wear a police shirt anywhere because it gives the wrong idea.

caulerk
caulerk

Actually florida law says he can wear it if he chooses to. Now if people cant tell the difference between park security and a guy in a tshirt and jeans well shame on them

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