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Man Dressed as an Elf Found Passed Out Behind the Wheel of a Van With Engine Running, Music Blaring. So Cops Ran Sobriety Tests...

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The Cedar Grove man seemed confused about where he was, had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, and had an open can of beer in the vehicle.

Police with man dressed as an Elf on a Shelf outside Target. (Image source: Riverdale police)

RIVERDALE, N.J. (TheBlaze/AP) — One of Santa's little helpers might find himself on this year's naughty list.

Brian Chellis, 23 — wearing an Elf on the Shelf costume — was found passed out in a van around 3:30 a.m. Friday, Riverdale police told NJ.com.

Police with man dressed as an Elf on a Shelf outside Target. (Image source: Riverdale police) Police with man dressed as an Elf on the Shelf outside a New Jersey Target. (Image source: Riverdale police)

What's more, the engine was running, lights were on and music was blaring in the vehicle parked by a Target loading dock, Lt. James Macintosh said; Chellis was dressed in a red shirt, red pants, and white ruffled collar.

The Cedar Grove man seemed confused about where he was, had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, and had an open can of beer in the vehicle, Macintosh said.

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Following a series of field sobriety tests, Chellis was transported to police headquarters for a breath test, the lieutenant said.

Police issued him summonses for driving while intoxicated, careless driving and possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Chellis was released to a family member pending a Jan. 6 court appearance. A message left seeking comment from Chellis wasn't immediately returned Saturday.

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