Orlando's Islands of Adventure shut down Tuesday evening
A hit and run driver forced the closure of Univeral's Islands Of Adventure
in Orlando, Florida, this evening.
The hit and run happened on a slip road, leading onto the I4, WestBound, that virtually runs parallel to the Universal Resort.
The driver of the car that hit and injured an Orange County deputy evaded police and an all out search is currently underway at IOA, forcing a complete block off of the Universal Resort. Police bloudhounds were led through CityWalk and the trail led the Deputies into IOA.
Currently all visitors to the parks are having to provide valid ID to exit the park and no one is allowed in.
You know...that there are people that do s--- like this...is beyond me. What the f--- is with people doing this? This isn't the first time something like this has happened. People are trying to have fun and enjoy the day at an amusement park, and some morons come up and start shooting officers at the park?
This was in the surrounding Dr Phillips and Metro West area. We were going to a concert at Hard Rock Live and were stuck in traffic for nearly two hours. It was very surreal. Police with machine guns were walking around and I think there must have been every K9 unit in the county there. We counted three helicopters in a very tight area.
I work on John Young and Sand Lake, and live on Kirkman, 10 miles away. It took me an hour and a half to get home. Those roads normally have high traffic, but to add road blocks, and the search, was awful. They did originally get 3 of the 4 in the car, and this morning on the news they said they found the final guy, who they say was the driver. The deputy, only 26, just had his leg amputated, and is still in critical condition. I ask that everyone take a moment, to either pray, or meditate, or whatever, for the deputy and his family.
Greg, I think you misread the report. Nobody was shooting officers at an amusement park! Somebody ran into an officer in his car outside the park, and the perp went into IOA to hide.
Let's update this, shall we?
Wait, where did they catch him? In IOA?
The bloodhound picked up a scent in Citywalk which led them into IOA.
Wow, interesting. I'll need to follow up on further developments.
Deputy Michael A. Callin, 26, was removed from life support and pronounced dead at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday, according to Sheriff's officials.
Very sad news, and also takes Orlandos Murder count to 35 for 2006, one behind the existing record of 36 for a year.
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