Police arrest Kingston man who told kids Santa isn’t real at parade
A man portraying Santa Claus high fives a young fan during the 20th Annual Greater Scranton Jaycees Santa Parade in downtown Scranton, Pa. on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. (The Scranton Times-Tribune / Butch Comegys)
Published Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:16AM EST
It wasn’t all good tidings and joy during this year’s Santa Claus Parade in Kingston, Ont.
Police arrested a 24-year-old man on Sunday who was allegedly walking along the parade route, possibly drunk, yelling that Santa Claus didn’t exist.
Bystanders described the man as having his hair gelled to “look like horns that were protruding from his head.”
About an hour into the parade, police spotted the suspect and he was arrested.
The suspect faces public intoxication charges and breach of probation.
He was held in police custody overnight and attended bail hearing Monday.
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