It seems the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood can’t help but find themselves in the middle of legal issues. Just a week after a judge threw out the Slesinger Family’s Winnie the Pooh royalty suit against Disney, the law has come down on Tigger, or at least someone pretending to be Tigger.
The Associated Press reports that an employee of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida has been charged with molesting a 13-year-old girl and her mother while dressed as A. A. Milne’s bouncing feline.
Michael Chartrand was arrested Friday after the mother and daughter filed a complaint saying that he had fondled their breasts while posing for a photo at the Magic Kingdom’s Toon Town. The 36-year-old was charged with one count of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child between 12 and 15 and one count of simple battery and was booked at the Orange County Jail on a $2,500 bond. He has also been suspended from his job without pay.