Disclaimer: The should not be taken as any form of legal counsel or guidance; there may be errors in interpretation of the law and there may be crimes and violations missing from this list. I am not an officer or an attorney; I am a movie fan with a blog.
Here at The Salt Lake Tribune's crime blog, I tally the crimes characters commit and evaluate what potential sentence they could serve for them. Now that it's December, the Rap Sheet takes on one Christmas movie after another and after taking on Hans Gruber in "Die Hard" last week, we move on to a more traditional holiday choice: "Elf."
Buddy the Elf's life practically begins as a crime, with Santa Claus kidnapping him as an infant from an orphanage. Once the man-elf reaches New York City in search of his father, Buddy (naively, for the most part) makes a lot of poor choices, not counting his attempts to make spaghetti more sugary. While his step-mother might write off felonies as "fun," his father Walter Hobbs has the clear judicial sense to see that "felonies are felonies" though to be fair, most of Buddy's crimes are misdemeanors.