CHESTERTOWN, Md., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- "Frosty the Snowman" was arrested in Chestertown, Md., for allegedly assaulting a police dog and two police officers at a parade, authorities say.
"Frosty," or at least the man wearing the snowman costume, Kevin Michael Walsh, 52, was arrested Saturday morning at the town's annual Christmas parade, and charged with assault and disorderly conduct, the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton reported.
Sgt. John A. Dolgos said Walsh kicked at a police dog that was sitting with handler Pfc. James Walker as part of the traffic control detail for the parade. Walker "kindly escorted him away from the crowd and then it got heated," Dolgos said.
While taking off the head portion of his costume, Walsh allegedly hit Walker in the face with it, police said.
As Walker and Pfc. Marty Heinefield put Walsh on the sidewalk "as part of routine takedown [procedure]," Dolgos said, the man began yelling, "You have no right to arrest me."
When the two officers tried to put Walsh in the back of a squad car, he allegedly pushed Heinefield, police said.
Walsh is on probation for a September conviction of disorderly conduct.