Ill. police department issues apology for social media post depicting Elsa getting arrested

Posted at 4:58 PM, Jan 30, 2019

It was intended as a joke. Elsa, the main character from the "Frozen" movie, was depicted on a Facebook post getting arrested by police officers due to the extreme cold blanketing the Midwest.

After the Facebook post by the McLean, Illinois, Police Department from Tuesday turned viral, comments poured in from across the country. Some pointed out that the photo contained soft pink cuffs. Others said the photos were taken by another police department four years ago.

"The pictures were actually taken by Hanahan Police Department in South Carolina that we found on the internet. We were looking for pictures to show how cold it was getting and wanted to do something to rise up everyone's spirit," the McLean Police Department said on Facebook. "We can't take credit for the pictures. Sorry about the confusion. We had no intention of taking credit for the pictures posted and was just trying to lighten the mood for everyone. Again, we apologize for any confusion."

The original post said, "Due to the EXTREME COLD weather, all criminal activity and acts of stupidity and foolishness has been cancelled. Even Elsa has been placed under arrest with NO BOND until further notice. Thank you for your attention and understanding to this matter. Respectfully, the McLean Police Dept."