Universal Studios in Orlando is a dream vacation destination for many people
from the United States and other countries, as well. One favorite activity
of many park visitors is Universal’s Super Star parade, which features
such popular characters as SpongeBob SqaurePants, Dora the Explorer, the
minions from Despicable Me, Spider Man and many more. This parade winds
through the streets of the park, with characters stopping along the way
to interact with park visitors.
One couple on Wednesday, while at the park, had the chance to interact
during the Super Star parade, but unfortunately for them, it was not with
characters from the parade, but with the United States Marshals instead.
News/Talk 1150 WNDB of Daytona Beach, Florida reports that a New Hampshire couple, who were
wanted for the alleged abuse of a child, were arrested on November 27,
at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
Roland Dow, 27, and Jessica Linscott, 23, were arrested by the United States
Marshals while watching a parade at the theme park. The couple were wanted
for child abuse charges in the severe beating of Linscott’s son.
According to the article, the Exeter Hospital in Exeter, New Hampshire
called police to report the the case of child abuse. Linscott’s
three-year-old son was so severely beaten, that he was temporarily blinded
and also required brain surgery.
Dow is charged with assault in the child’s beating, and Linscott
is accused of failing to seek medical attention for her son when he was
suffering seizures for a head injury and also for failing to protect him
from harm. She faces multiple counts of child endangerment.
The two are being held without bail in the Orange County jail and are scheduled
to be arraigned today on fugitive from justice charges.