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Police in Harlan, Kentucky, put out an all-points bulletin for the character as a suspect behind record-cold temperatures. But what about Mr. Freeze?
The Harlan City Police Department in Harlan, Kentucky, has issued an arrest warrant for Queen Elsa of the Kingdom of Arrendele. According to police, the suspect is allegedly responsible for frozen conditions near the border of Kentucky and Tennessee, and possibly elsewhere.
"Suspect is a blonde female last seen wearing a long blue dress and is known to burst into song 'Let it Go!'" reads the department's all-points bulletin. "As you can see by the weather, she is very dangerous. Do not attempt to apprehend her alone."
Might Frozen be the reason the nation is freezing? Records for all-time lows are shattering like glass across the eastern U.S., with cities across the Midwest, Northeast, and even the Southeast registering sub-zero temperatures. Could someone please find Princess Anna?
Angela Fritz at The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang has fingered the polar vortex for the awful cold, claiming that the freaky weather phenomenon is dragging cold air from Siberia (!) across the North Pole and directly into my face. Still, this polar vortex is markedly different from any other that we've seen in recent winters. I wouldn't believe even Vladimir Putin at his chilliest could be behind the plunge.
Let us go, am I right? Police in Kentucky are onto something. "All kidding aside, the weather has been very dangerous and temps will get worse," the department notes in a followup post on Facebook noting that severe cold represents a public safety crisis. And for many cities—Cincinnati; Nashville; Chicago; Springfield, Missouri; Washington, D.C.; and others—this is turning out to be the most severe cold for the date on record.
But just to be safe, let's find Elsa, and any other Snow Queens out there. And Storm. And Iceman. And Jack Frost—round up all the Jack Frosts. Don't forget about Shiva. Plus Captain Cold and Mr. Freeze and Killer Frost (how many snow bad guys does DC Comics have?). Frankly, this is starting to look like a job for the feds.