A man in a "Frosty the Snowman" costume was arrested Saturday during a Christmas parade in Maryland, accused of scuffling with police and kicking at a police dog.
Kevin Michael Walsh, 52, was charged with assault and disorderly conduct for his alleged actions at the Chestertown parade, on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
According to the Cecil Whig, Walsh, in costume, kicked at a police dog that was sitting at an intersection as part of traffic control for the parade. When a police officer tried to escort him away from the crowd, Walsh took off the head portion of his "Frosty" costume and allegedly hit him in the face with it.
Two officers placed Walsh on the sidewalk and arrested him. He could reportedly be heard screaming over the sounds of the parade, "You have no right to arrest me."
When the officers tried to place Walsh in the patrol car, he allegedly pushed one of them.
But Walsh said he was wrongfully arrested: He told the Associated Press an officer hassled him after he made a remark about the police dog's presence at the parade. He said he became agitated only after getting arrested.
He said he's dressed as Frosty in the parade for at least 10 years.
Walsh was released on his own recognizance.