Woman drags child by harness at Walt Disney World, deputies say

Suspect charged with child abuse

A woman dragged a child by a harness in a Walt Disney World bathroom then became combative and hit her head on a patrol vehicle when questioned about the incident, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said they received a 911 call Tuesday night about someone, later identified as 34-year-old Sara Villar, yelling and dragging a child by a harness he or she was wearing. As a result of being dragged, the child hit his or her head on the floor of a bathroom at Epcot, according to authorities.

A witness told deputies the child was crying while being dragged by Villar, who was yelling.

When deputies found Villar to question her about what witnesses reported, they said she told them, "I just want to leave the park" and refused to provide her name. She was pushing a baby stroller that had at least one child inside, according to the affidavit.

Villar became combative and turned the stroller "in an aggressive manner" that caused at least one child to fall out, the report said. Deputies continued to try to get Villar to calm down and identify herself, but when she refused, they escorted her to a patrol vehicle, which she struck with her head hard enough to leave a large dent, according to authorities.

Villar was arrested on charges of child abuse and criminal mischief.

The child's age and sex were not available.

About the Author:

Adrienne Cutway

Adrienne Cutway joined News 6's digital team in October 2016 to cover breaking news, crime and community interest stories. She graduated from the University of Central Florida and began her journalism career at the Orlando Sentinel.

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