The Latest: $800,000 in Disneyland tickets stolen from group
GALT, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the theft in Northern California of 8,000 Disneyland tickets (all times local):
The executive director of a California youth farming organization says 8,000 stolen Disneyland tickets were worth about $800,000.
Matt Patton of the California chapter of Future Farmers of America said the organization’s trailer carrying the tickets and audio and visual equipment was stolen Wednesday from its office in Galt.
Patton says Disneyland has canceled the tickets and is working to print new ones for the 6,500 students attending the organization’s leadership conference that starts Sunday in Anaheim.
Officials are advising people to be cautions if buying Disneyland tickets from a source other than Disney.
Authorities say thieves made off with 8,000 Disneyland tickets when they stole a box trailer from a youth agricultural education organization.
The California Highway Patrol says the trailer is owned by Future Farmers of America and was stolen Wednesday from the group’s office in the city of Galt, south of Sacramento.
Officials say security footage shows a dark pickup truck backing up to the trailer and driving it away.
The trailer was also loaded with audio and visual equipment for use at the group’s upcoming annual leadership conference in Anaheim that starts Sunday.
The highway patrol is asking for the public’s help in finding the trailer and warning people to be cautious when purchasing Disneyland tickets from unknown sources.