In Hanahan, S.C., police posted on their Facebook page — under the headline “Breaking News! The Ice Queen has been arrested” — that Queen Elsa was arrested earlier this week as she tried to freeze a fountain at City Hall.
The frigid temperatures have wrecked havoc on water main pipes throughout the Washington region, keeping utility companies and plumbers plenty busy and some roads closed as crews work to fix the problems.
Metro has reported chronic problems during the recent spate of cold weather mornings with train malfunctions and cracked or broken rails. Roads in the area are getting pitted with potholes, and vehicles have been covered in a gray and white dusting from the chemicals that have been spread on streets to help clear the ice and snow.
The publicity stint in South Carolina, according to the Post and Courier newspaper, was arranged by the police department and Glass Slipper Productions, a company that has princess characters come to parties in South Carolina. Photos show a police officer arresting the queen, who is wearing her blue dress, using pink handcuffs and putting her into a police car. Temperatures in the South Carolina area were expected to be in the 30s Tuesday.