'Frosty the Snowman' arrested at Maryland parade

November 26, 2011 - 4:35 PM

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 did nothing wrong and was wrongfully arrested. He says an officer hassled him after he made a joke about the police dog's presence at the parade.

Walsh was released on personal recognizance.

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Information from: The Star Democrat of Easton, Md., http://www.stardem.com