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'Frosty the Snowman' Character Accused of Assaulting Police Dog, Officer
Cecil Whig ^ | Saturday, November 26, 2011

Posted on 11/26/2011 6:15:04 PM PST by nickcarraway

A man in a "Frosty the Snowman" costume was led away in handcuffs Saturday morning during the town's annual Christmas parade, charged with assault and disorderly conduct.

Police identified the man as Kevin Michael Walsh, 52, of Chestertown.

Walsh was charged with assaulting two police officers and a police dog, according to Sgt. John A. Dolgos. Walsh also was charged with disorderly conduct.

After processing at the police station, Walsh was to be taken to the district court commissioner's office for a bond hearing, according to Dolgos.

The charges against Walsh stem from an alleged confrontation at about 10:15 a.m. at Cross and High streets the nexus of the Christmas parade, which stepped off at 10 a.m.

Walsh is accused of kicking at police dog Henzo. The dog was sitting at the intersection with handler Pfc. James Walker as part of "traffic control" for the parade. Dolgos said that Walker "kindly escorted him away from the crowd and then it got heated."

As Walsh was taking off the head portion of the "Frosty" costume, he allegedly hit Walker in the face with it, according to police.

Walker and Pfc. Marty Heinefield placed Walsh on the sidewalk in front of The Compleat Bookseller "as part of routine takedown," Dolgos said in a telephone interview Saturday morning. The arrest was very public. Walsh could be heard screaming, over the din of the parade, "You have no right to arrest me."

As Walker and Heinefield were trying to place Walsh in the patrol car, Walsh allegedly pushed Heinefield.

Walsh also was seen walking around the downtown area Friday night dressed as "Frosty," participating in the celebration surrounding the official arrival of Santa Claus.

There were no reports of improper behavior, according to police. Walsh is currently on probation for a September conviction for disor-derly conduct.

TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: frosty

1 posted on 11/26/2011 6:15:07 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

police dog?

I guess, these days, we are just lucky its not a sexual assault

2 posted on 11/26/2011 6:18:12 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: nickcarraway
I witnessed the whole thing.

He only stopped a moment when he heard him holler “Stop!”

3 posted on 11/26/2011 6:18:22 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: nickcarraway

I was just thinking... can you imagine the mayhem if the police released the K-9 dog on Frosty?! How many kids would just be screaming? LOL!

4 posted on 11/26/2011 6:21:32 PM PST by momtothree
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To: nickcarraway

Doesn’t sound like too much of a jolly, happy soul.

5 posted on 11/26/2011 6:59:50 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
True, but he'll be back again someday.
6 posted on 11/26/2011 7:04:51 PM PST by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: GeronL

Methinks Ol’ Frosty, Mr. Walsh, was hittin’ the Irish anti-freeze before the parade started.

7 posted on 11/26/2011 7:34:04 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Ken H
Thumpity thump thump, thumpity thump thump
8 posted on 11/26/2011 8:01:04 PM PST by Krankor
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To: nickcarraway
When bicycling first became popular in the late 1890's or so, pistol sales skyrocketed precisely because many cyclists were attacked by dogs.

As a newspaper route boy, I believe I have personally set several bicycle land speed records because of vicious big dogs!

Alaska Rules: a loose bad dog is a dead bad dog.

9 posted on 11/26/2011 8:42:08 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure this eligibility stuff out?)
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To: nickcarraway
next year he's on the Sleepy Hollow float.

10 posted on 11/28/2011 5:06:00 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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