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Elsa From ‘Frozen’ Has Been Arrested IRL, Blamed for Polar Vortex

For the first time in forever, she's been caught.


As much of the United States is experiencing record-breaking cold temperatures this week, one Illinois police department has found who’s to blame: Elsa from Frozen. In a Facebook post that’s going viral, officers arrest the Disney ice princess for causing the deep freeze.

“ATTENTION: Due to the EXTREME COLD weather, all criminal activity and acts of stupidity and foolishness has been cancelled,” the McLean Police Department wrote on Tuesday afternoon. “Even Elsa has been placed under arrest with NO BOND until further notice.”

The photos, which were originally taken by the Hanahan Police Department of South Carolina in 2015, show the Queen of Arendelle being arrested by police officers with bright pink handcuffs before being escorted into a cop car.

The post has already been shared over 2,000 times as many people appreciated the cops’ sense of humor, even playing along with the pretend arrest. One user points out that “it didn’t help throwing her in jail in the movie,” referencing the scene when Elsa breaks out of jail to save her kingdom.

Another woman joked, “Women get blamed for everything. What about Jack Frost?! Why isn’t he getting arrested?!”

ATTENTION: Due to the EXTREME COLD weather, all criminal activity and acts of stupidity and foolishness has been…

Posted by McLean Police Department on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

But not everyone thought it was funny. Some kids apparently got very upset seeing their favorite Disney princess in cuffs. “I showed my daughter and she’s been crying for a half hour now,” commented one mom, adding that the girl wrote a letter to Elsa to cheer her up.

And it’s not the first time the Disney princess has been wanted for bringing winter weather. In 2015, Kentucky police jokingly put out a warrant for Elsa’s arrest, warning people that “as you can see by the weather she is very dangerous.”

Hopefully, the McLean Police Department lets the snow queen go soon. After all, she’s needed for the much-anticipated Frozen 2, which is set to be released in theaters on November 22, 2019.