Naval Academy graduate allegedly attacks 3 Walt Disney World employees

A Naval Academy graduate allegedly attacked three Walt Disney World cast members during the EPCOT theme park’s International Food and Wine Festival last weekend, according to a report in the Orlando Sentinel.

Austin DeVan Hill, 23, of Pensacola, entered a backstage office in the East Innoventions attraction area on Saturday, where he allegedly punched cast member Michael Connelly, who suffered a large gash to his forehead, the Sentinel reported.

A second cast member, Timothy Beltley, tried to stop Hill from taking a cargo work cart and was allegedly punched in the face by Hill. The Navy man then allegedly grabbed a three-foot-long PVC pipe and smashed worker Jessica Brown in her left cheek and neck, the report added.

Hill, whom authorities said “appeared to be very intoxicated,” was subdued by authorities soon after, according to a report on

The Navy Times reported that although Navy officials did not respond to personnel inquiries on Monday, Hill’s name is listed on the 2012 Naval Academy graduate list and a biography using the same name and birthday appears on the football section of the Navy’s official athletics website.

The two men whom Hill allegedly attacked were treated and released at a local hospital and the woman involved in the incident was treated at the scene.

Hill was charged with aggravated battery and two counts of battery, the Orlando Sentinel reported. He was released on bond from the Orange County Jail.