Frosty the Snowman Arrested for Being Awesome

frosty the snowmanI don't know what kind of world we're living in when Frosty the Snowman can't walk around town in a Friday the 13th-style green jumpsuit with a giant candy cane in tow without getting 911 called on him. A man was simply trying to spread some holiday cheer by bopping around the town of Vanceboro, North Carolina in said get-up, and a Frosty the Snowman mask, when the grinches of the town (four, to be exact) called 911 on his merry ass. Humbug.


I mean, granted, the suit did make the costume look slightly creepy, and the four-foot candy cane could have had a sword inside, but still. It's Frosty, for God's sake.

Apparently, the man went around town doing terrifying things like knocking on windows and waving to people. One tobacco shop owner was under the impression that she was being robbed when the snowman knocked on her shop window.

After an investigation, cops discovered that the man with the inflatable Frosty mask over his head was Jeffrey Acker. According to Acker, the spectacle was simply meant to spread cheer. He sad, sadly, "Christmas is everything to me. I love it. It was never an intention to be scary." Bet those 911 callers are feeling pur-etty crappy right about now.

Truth be told, I, too, would be shaking in my Christmas socks if I saw a random dude wearing nothing but a blow-up Frosty head and, again, a scary green jumpsuit. But I don't think I'd go as far as to call 911. But that's just me. I'm more of a solutions person than a preventative one.

Fortunately, Acker is not being accused of doing anything illegal. Unless you consider trying to get into the holiday spirit illegal. Which, apparently, some of the residents of Vanceboro, North Carolina do.

Would you call 911 on Frosty? You wouldn't ... would you?


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