Wednesday, 11. December 2013
They say he knows if you’ve been naughty or nice, but it appears Santa may need to clean up his act if he wants to stay off the naughty list this year. Below, we share three videos of Kris Kringle in cuffs.
3. Santa Gets Handsy With Elf
Although this video doesn’t capture the act in question, a mall Santa in New Jersey was arrested for groping an 18-year-old elf late last month. According to the criminal complaint, Herbert Jones pinched the buttock of a female elf while they were working at the mall. He was charged with indecent assault and battery. Thankfully, no children were around at the time of the incident.
Ironically, Santa’s next court date is set for Christmas Eve.
2. Santa Demands Better Pay
Kris Kringle was arrested on Black Friday in California during a demonstration to demand higher wages. No, he wasn’t asking for more oats for Rudolph or a raise for his elves. Santa was part of a larger protest against Walmart, as supporters of the demonstration were asking Walmart to raise their minimum pay to $25,000 a year. Holding a sign that said “25K,” Santa was placed in handcuffs on charges of civil disobedience.
Santa allegedly attempted to spread some holiday cheer by offering a candy cane to a police officer before being taken into custody.
1. Santa Arrested For Spreading Peace. Literally.
This incident occurred last holiday season, but it showcases how idiotic some law enforcement officials can be. Santa Claus was arrested in Texas after writing the words, “Peace,” “Joy” and “Love” on the sidewalk outside the state’s capitol building. If Santa was using spray paint, the officers would have a clear case of vandalism, but Saint Nick was using washable sidewalk chalk. The cheerful message would have washed away the next time it rained.
Instead of using common sense, authorities deemed it necessary to arrest Santa and one of his “helpers” on charges of criminal mischief for defacing property. If using sidewalk chalk is wrong, we don’t want to be right.
Related sources: ABC News, The Examiner, CBS WBZ 4