Inebriated Elf Arrested for Drunk Driving

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A New Jersey elf was arrested for drunk driving
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A man dressed as The Elf on the Shelf had a bit too much holiday cheer this weekend.

A Christmas elf was hitting the holiday cheer a little too hard this weekend, and police in New Jersey were forced to take in a grown man dressed as The Elf on the Shelf for driving under the influence.

According to Gothamist, early Friday morning in Riverdale, N.J., police found a man wearing a red jumpsuit with a big frilly collar passed out behind the wheel of a car in the parking lot of a local Target. 23-year-old Brian Chellis was wearing an Elf on the Shelf costume and had parked by the store’s loading dock, and when police found him he had the car’s engine running and music blaring, but he was reportedly asleep on the steering wheel. He also had an open can of beer in the car with him, so he has been arrested and issued a summons for driving while intoxicated, careless driving, and possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. He’s also presumably on the Naughty List for the rest of the year.

 

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