This past week, people haven’t had much reason to leave their houses. Apart from seeing the coldest temperatures in a generation, parts of the Midwestern United States have declared states of emergency, travel bans, and the like, all in the face of the polar vortex that’s gripped areas with temperatures far below zero.
Extra attention has been paid to Illinois, as Chicago has faced the brunt of the arctic blast that has since claimed at least 11 lives. Authorities are taking it very seriously and the city has put most operations on hold except for the necessities.
Frozen train tracks were being literally set on fire to keep them operational. Police and emergency services are making sure people aren’t out and about unnecessarily, warning of conditions where frostbite and hypothermia can take hold in a matter of minutes.
Still, some places haven’t entirely lost their sense of humor in the face of temperatures reportedly colder than Antarctica. The average woman changes her hairstyle 150 times in her life and one fictional Queen might’ve opted for a disguise over the past week.
Queen Elsa of Frozen, with her unmistakable blonde braid, was pictured being arrested by an Illinois police department.
“ATTENTION: Due to the EXTREME COLD weather, all criminal activity and acts of stupidity and foolishness have been canceled. 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.,” the Facebook post read.
Combining a little light-hearted humor with a warning against foolishness in the face of very real danger seems to have gotten the message across. Much to the chagrin of the arrested Ice Queen, who was detained without bail, she’ll have to wait out the storm and answer some questions about the extent of her involvement. The temperatures are expected to warm up over the weekend, but when temperatures still below freezing feel balmy in comparison, we can truly say the cold never bothered me anyway.
Stay toasty out there. We all know this story ends happily with the Spring Thaw and the Queen on her throne.