CHESTERTOWN, Md. (AP) — Who says “Frosty the Snowman” has to be jolly?
A man in a “Frosty the Snowman” costume was arrested Saturday during the annual Christmas parade in Chestertown, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. He’s accused of scuffling with police and kicking at a police dog.
Sgt. John A. Dolgos tells The Star Democrat of Easton that 52-year-old Kevin Michael Walsh became agitated when a dog-handling officer tried to escort him away from the crowd.
Walsh told The Associated Press that he has dressed as Frosty in the parade for at least 10 years. He says he was wrongfully arrested. He says an officer hassled him after he remarked about the police dog’s presence. He says he became agitated only after getting arrested.
Walsh was released on his own recognizance.
Information from: The Star Democrat of Easton, Md., https://www.stardem.com
Here is the Maryland Judiciary Case Search Result for the Case:
DISTRICT COURT FOR KENT COUNTY – CRIMINAL SYSTEM
STATEMENT OF CHARGESIssued Date:11/26/2011
WALSH, KEVIN MICHAEL
WHITE, CAUCASIAN, ASIATIC INDIAN, ARAB
111 HIGH ST
CHESTERTOWNState:MDZip Code:21620 – 0000
Court Scheduling Information
01/10/2012Trial Time:08:45 AM
Trial Location:103 N. CROSS STREET CHESTERTOWN 21620-1511
Charge and Disposition Information
(Each Charge is listed separately. The disposition is listed below the Charge)