Did you happen to see this viral tweet this morning from CBS News with the headline, “Illinois police ‘arrest’ Elsa for bringing polar vortex”?
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 30, 2019
Yep … FAKE NEWS:
These photos are actually from February 2015 taken in Hanahan, SC (just north of Charleston, SC). Here are the originals from Sakalas Photography: https://t.co/ieTIQdBJ1h #PolarVortex2019 https://t.co/a7KfWMzzOZ
— Weather Hustle (@WeatherHustle) January 30, 2019
The photos were originally posted to Facebook by Sakalas Photography. In the slideshow, cops arrested the fake Elsa for trying to freeze this fountain:
What gave it away, CBS? Was it the short sleeves and no snow? This correction now appears on top of the article:
Editor’s note: The McLean Police Department posted the photos showing the “arrest” of Elsa on Tuesday, but they appear to have been taken in 2015 for a police department in South Carolina. This story has been updated.
Also, police departments shouldn’t do this anyway:
You'd think *someone* at the department would have had the sense to say, "Wait. Maybe this is a bad idea." https://t.co/U7mztvGydk
— Radley Balko (@radleybalko) January 30, 2019
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 30, 2019