Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » News

Man Kicked Out of Universal Studios Orlando Over Police T-Shirt

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Sep 05, 2013 01:01 PM EDT

Text Size: A A A

universal studios
Next time you go to Universal Studios in Orlando, don't wear a police shirt. A man was kicked out of the theme park for wearing a shirt that said "police" on it.

Next time you go to Universal Studios in Orlando, don't wear a police shirt. A man was kicked out of the theme park for wearing a shirt that said "police" on it.

Christian Jarosz planned a sweet sixteen surprise for his daughter by taking her to the park to see the Blue Man group, but the family never got to see the show because of his t-shirt, WPTV reports.

Share This Story

Jarosz isn't a police officer, but he was wearing a shirt that said "police" which he received as a gift from his brother who is a New York cop. The shirt had never caused Jarosz problems before.

"I've worn the shirt to Disney and other theme parks. I didn't even think about it when I put it on," Jarosz told WPTV.

He says that he was cleared through security, but he was stopped by security officers as he was walking with his family to the  Blue Man Group show on Saturday night.

"He just basically said you can't have that shirt in the park," Jarosz said. He questioned the policy at first but then told the officer that he would buy a t-shirt at a nearby store so his family could still see the show.

"We wanted to get to the show. This was about our daughter's birthday. So we were like... follow us and we'll go to Billabong and buy a shirt. We got inside and I picked out a shirt for him," Christian's wife Diana Jarosz said.

However more security officers showed up and the problem escalated.

"They said don't bother buying another shirt, 'you guys are out of here.' I was like 'what are you talking about? I'm buying the shirt right now!' He said... 'don't buy it. You guys are out of here,' " Jarosz said.

The incident caused Jarosz's children to cry. "I was thinking... 'what is going on here?' I just want to see Blue Man Group with my friend! I'm just excited that my family took me here. I started getting emotional," 16-year-old Sabrina Jarosz said.

Universal Studios stands by their policy and says "The only people we allow in our parks with shirts or other clothing that might identify them as police officers are working law enforcement personnel.  This is for everyone's safety and to avoid confusion by our guests. And while we don't discuss specific guest situations, I can tell you it is our practice to clearly explain policy decisions to our guests - and it is not our practice to ask guests to leave our theme parks simply because they ask us questions.  I'd invite these guests to contact us if they'd like to have a conversation about what happened."

However the family says they likely won't return after the ordeal.  Blue Man Group refunded the family the $500 they spent on the tickets.

 

 

 

© 2015 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips

Lima, Peru

A Travel Guide to Peru: Things to Know

Peru is a cultural hub filled with unique sights to see, amazing cuisine, a plethora of activities, and is definitely somewhere worth putting on your travel bucket list, but there are a few things to know before planning your trip.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

4-year-old Pennsylvania girl leaves home, alone at 3 a.m. just to get a slushie

4-Year-Old Girl Slushie: Pennsylvania Girl Shocks Passengers At 3 A.M., Left Home Searching For Slushie

4-Year-Old Girl Slushie – On Friday, a raincoat-clad 4-year-old girl from Pennsylvania shocked a driver and his passengers after she boarded a public bus alone at 3 a.m. in search of a slushie, according to transportation officials Sunday.

Father and his two sons, five daughters ranging from 6 to 15 years old died from carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Maryland: Neighbors Shocked By Tragic Death Of Father, 7 Kids, Electric Meter Removed?

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Maryland – Neighbors were shocked after carbon monoxide poisoning killed a father and his seven children in their one-story Maryland Eastern Shore home Monday. The 8 victims of the carbon monoxide poisoning Maryland were reportedly poisoned by accident in their sleep from a gas-powered generator after utility disconnected a stolen meter at their rental home, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Firefighter Falls Through Roof, Gets Intense Support Across US

Firefighter Falls Through Roof: Hospitalized, Gets Intense Support Across US

A firefighter falls through roof and is now in a critical condition after tackling a house fire in Fresno, California, according to the BBC. The firefighter falls through roof when the roof of the burning house gave way, engulfing the man in flames.

Turkish flight diverts to Casablanca due to second bomb threat in two days

Turkish Airlines Bomb Threat: Emergency Landing Made, Second Bomb Threat In Two Days?

Turkish Airlines Bomb Threat – A Turkish Airlines flight made an emergency landing Monday after finding a bomb threat, making this the second time in two days that a flight was diverted because of a Turkish Airlines bomb threat.

South Pacific nations of Tonga, Samoa rattled by strong earthquakes

South Pacific Earthquakes Rattle Several Nations, Small Tsunami Follows

South Pacific Earthquakes – A pair of strong earthquakes rattled the South Pacific nations of Tonga, Samoa and Papua New Guinea Monday. The South Pacific earthquakes resulted in a small tsunami, frightening locals near the epicentre. However, there had been no reports of damage or injuries so far, reports USA Today.

One person killed after two men dressed as women tried ramming a stolen SUV through the NSA gate

NSA Shooting: One Killed, Another Severely Injured, Two Men Dressed As Women Rams N.S.A. Security Gate, No Terrorism Involved

NSA Shooting – One man was been killed while another was severely injured and taken to a local hospital after a shooting occurred at one of the main gates to the US National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland. An NSA police officer who was injured during the NSA shooting was also taken to the hospital.

Florida church in shock after church van crashes into canal, leaving at least eight dead

Florida Van Crash: 8 Dead, 10 Injured After Van Crashes Into Canal

Florida Van Crash – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, at least eight people were left dead while 10 others were severely injured after a van crashed early Monday. The Florida van crash occurred when a church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all lanes of U.S. 27 and ultimately landed in a canal in southwest Florida.

Atlanta Falcons fined $350K

Atlanta Falcons Fined $350,000 For Fake Crowd Noise, Loses 5th Round Draft Pick In 2016

Atlanta Falcons Fined – The Atlanta Falcons have been fined $350,000 for pumping artificial crowd noise home games inside the Georgia Dome in 2013 and 2014, according to the NFL. Not only were the Atlanta Falcons fined the hefty amount, but they will reportedly be forfeiting a fifth-round draft pick in the 2016 draft because of the violation.

Marco Rubio Presidential Announcement Set On April 14

Marco Rubio Presidential Announcement Set On April 14, At Freedom Tower

Marco Rubio Presidential Announcement – The Freedom Tower in downtown Miami has been reserved by Senator Marco Rubio on April 13 for an undisclosed event. The Miami Herald reports that the venue appears to be a potential spot for Marco Rubio’s presidential candidacy announcement.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2015 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics