Frosty Gets Arrested! #Bwahaha!
CHESTERTOWN, Md.- A man in a “Frosty the Snowman” costume was whisked away in handcuffs Saturday. It sounds outrageous, but that is exactly what happened this weekend at the annual holiday parade in Chestertown.
Police say the man who was dressed as Frosty got a little out of hand. The man behind the mask is 52-year-old Kevin Walsh.
Video of Walsh’s arrest in Kent County, Md. is on Youtube and it is starting to make headlines just about everywhere.
“Snowmen are good they should not be arrested,” said Walsh. He was arrested for assault and disorderly conduct.
He says for the past 10 years he dressed up as Frosty the Snowman for the Chestertown Christmas parade. This year he did not think he would end up in handcuffs in the back of a police car.
“They kept me in the police car for ten minutes while the parade was marching by and everyone was looking at me.”
Walsh says he did nothing wrong.
Chief William Dwyer from the Chestertown police department says “Frosty” did do something wrong. He said Walsh was “agitated” when a dog-handling officer tried to escort him away from the crowd. Walsh allegedly took off the head portion of the “Frosty” costume and hit the officer in the face with it.
“He starting cursing and we asked him to remove the mask. He kicked one of our police dogs which led up to the altercation.”
Chief Dwyer says Walsh has a bad wrap sheet. Documents show Walsh is charged with three assaults and disorderly conduct. He is also banned from the Chestertown Town Hall.
“Anytime he gets a chance to agitate a police officer or anyone in town council he does so,” said Chief Dwyer.
Walsh is invited to next year’s Christmas parade. However, he is expected to have better behavior.