By TOMIE V. PARKS
Editor for the Hutto News
Princess Anna and Queen Elsa of Arendelle were behind bars at the Hutto Police Department on Friday, Feb. 27. Officer Stephen Schlather even had the pair in handcuffs.
“We had to lock them up,” said Officer Suzanne Glass. “The cold weather has gone on long enough, and we wanted to put a stop to it.
But the restraints at city hall were no match for Elsa's powers. The pair escaped and hasn't been seen since dinnertime Friday.
If any citizens see the “frozen culprits” within Hutto city limits, they are urged to call the police department.
“We want to shut them down,” said Lt. Dwain Jones.
At least that's the story the Hutto Police Department is telling on Facebook.
“It's been a fun way to deal with all of the cold weather,” said Christina Kane-Gibson, the city's public information officers.
Their posts about the Frozen sister sightings and “criminal freezing” have generated almost 200 followers, including KVUE News. An article about the pair and their mischief was posted to the station's website on Thursday, Feb. 26, when they were captured on camera in Pflugerville.
In reality, the Disney princesses are some local personal injury lawyers having a little fun.
“Everything just kind of happened by accident,” said Brittany Deane of Hutto, the woman who was dressed as Elsa, explaining that she and her twin sister, Briana Deane of Round Rock, perform at children's birthday parties as a side job.
“We were on our way to a party, and our marketing director took our picture in front of a cop car,” said Briana Deane. “He thought it would be funny to poke fun and make it look like Elsa was responsible for this recent batch of cold weather.”
The marketing director was Neil Angeles. He and the twins work for the Pflugerville-based law firm Justinian PLLC. The first photos from Thursday, Feb. 26, were taken near the law firm on Heatherwilde Blvd.
The next batch of photos on Friday, Feb. 27, were taken by the Hutto News and the Hutto Police Department.
“The mystery of Anna and Elsa getting away and evading arrest has been so much fun,” said Brittany. “We love being able to bring these sisters to life.”
Their love for Anna and Elsa is what prompted the pair to start their side business of playing at children's parties.
“It's a story of true love between sisters,” Briana said. “That's a beautiful message, and it's one we definitely believe. We've got to remember it even and calm down when we are having one of our twin tiffs.”
More information about Deane sisters as Elsa and Anna for hire, see their website at deanetwins.wix.com/frozeninAustin. Pricing starts at $150, but they said that anyone who books a party and brings a copy of their story in the Hutto News will receive a 10 percent discount.