Video: Police confront runner accused of stealing Disneyland race bib

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KGTV) - A woman found herself surrounded by Anaheim police at the end of a race at Disneyland, following accusations she stole her way into runs at the Happiest Place on Earth.

Video posted to Facebook by MarathonInvestigation.com purportedly showed the woman being surrounded by two police officers and a park security guard following the end of the Disneyland 10K Saturday morning.

The woman can be seen in the video crossing the finish line, only to be met by police officers and park security, who confronted her and collected her medal.

Disneyland 10k runner detained from marathoninvestigation on Vimeo.

According to Anaheim Police public information officer Daron Wyatt, the woman was accused of stealing racing bibs that granted entry into Disneyland runs - including Friday's Disneyland 5K - but Saturday's bib was found to be legitimate.

The woman was not identified since she isn't being charged with a crime. Wyatt confirmed she was cited, however, for improper use of a handicap placard Saturday.

An investigation into the woman's potential involvement in reports of racing bib thefts is currently ongoing, Wyatt said.

10News has reached out to Disney regarding the incident but has not heard back.

The reports of possible bib thefts in Disneyland races have been followed by MarathonInvestigation.com since May, when a runner in the Tinker Bell 10K and Half Marathon said she found out her racing bib was picked up by someone else when she arrived.

Since then, internet users have been trying to piece together photos to expose those running behind reportedly stolen racing numbers.


Photo courtesy Brian Risley

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