|"It's freakin' cold out here, dammit! I'm only doing this to make the kids happy!"|
The man, 52-year-old Kevin Michael Walsh of Chestertown, Maryland, apparently become upset while marching in the annual holiday spectacular after a police officer with a dog tried to escort him off the main parade route. He now stands accused of disorderly conduct after resisting arrest and trying to kick a police dog during the course of duty.
Walsh, who has been dressing up as a snowman to entertain children at the parade for the past ten years, claims that he did nothing wrong and has been wrongfully arrested. He believes that the officer targeted him after he made a joke about the presence of police K-9 units at the parade. The dogs have been used for the past several years for crowd control during the popular holiday event.
Walsh was released from jail later on his own recognizance. No word on whether he left in his street clothes or dressed as Frosty the Embittered Snowman.