The Blaze reported Sunday on the man in a "Frosty the Snowman" costume who was arrested over the weekend during the annual Christmas parade in Chestertown, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Police accused him of initiating a scuffle with officers and even kicking a police dog.
Kevin Michael Walsh, who has marched as Frosty in the parade for the last twenty years, is now speaking out to tell his side of the story.
While officers say that the 52-year-old became agitated and violent when a dog-handling cop tried to escort him away from the crowd, Walsh tells FOX 45 in an interview that he did not kick any dogs. It's an interview that may come off as slightly creepy to some. Walsh is seen walking down the sidewalk, Frosty head in hand, and even puts the head on at one point and starts waving:
See for yourself:
Walsh said that officers grabbed him in full snowman costume and pinned him against the wall, in front of the entire parade. Officers say they subdued Walsh for kicking the dog and assaulting officers, even hitting one in the face with his snowman mask.
Walsh tells FOX that he did not hit the dog, and says he was left by the police in handcuffs chained to a wall in the station for three hours. AP reports that Walsh was released on his own recognizance. He tells the local station that he apologizes for the scuffle and to all the children at the parade who had to see Frosty taken away in handcuffs.