A police department in Illinois has arrested Elsa from Disney’s Frozen for unleashing the polar vortex on most of the United States.
We’re not sure if you’re aware, but for most of the US, it’s really cold outside. Like, deadly cold. In Chicago on Wednesday, temperatures were as low as -22 degrees Fahrenheit (that’s -30 degrees Celsius, for the rest of the world). That’s colder that some parts of the Antarctic (although, certainly not colder than the coldest parts of the Antarctic).
In Milwaukee, it was -12 F (-24 C). In Minnesota, it was -16 F (-27 C). In New York It was 34 F, but don’t worry, they’ll get theirs soon enough.
If you were to ask meteorologists, we have something called a “polar vortex” to blame. Essentially, the polar vortex is a big mass of super cold air that circulates over the Arctic. Due to the chaotic nature of wind and weather, sometimes that vortex dips below the Arctic Circle and stretches all the way down to parts of North America, bringing that cold Arctic air with it.
Meteorologists blame science and math for this random bombardment of cold Arctic air, but the McLean Police Department of McLean, Illinois know exactly who to blame: Elsa, the Queen of Arendell.
You might remember Elsa from a little movie called Frozen that took over the world back in 2013. Elsa had magic powers to control ice and snow, which were accidentally used in the movie to lock Arendell in eternal winter. Clearly, Elsa is also to blame for the current freezing temperatures gripping much of the country.
"Due to the EXTREME COLD weather, all criminal activity and acts of stupidity and foolishness have been canceled,” writes the McLean PD on their Facebook page. “Even Elsa has been placed under arrest with NO BOND until further notice.”
It turns out the image the McLean PD shared on their social media accounts was actually taken by a North Carolina police department back in 2015. Note the pink handcuffs used to “arrest” Elsa.
The real culprit, of course, is climate change. But sure, arrest the Disney princess for misusing her magic powers.