From the Washington Post, this holiday season brought out the Christmas spirit in many criminals. Meet a few bank-robbing Santas, drunk driving elves and other Xmas bad guys…
Santa robs a bank
In Memphis, TN Santa got a start on his post-Christmas break by robbing a bank. The man, who has not been caught, made off with a large amount of money in a duffel bag. Described as between 35-40 and under 200 pounds, it sounds like Santa has dropped some weight.
Another Santa-based crime took place in San Francisco when another man dressed as jolly old St. Nick, walked up to a teller, handed her a note and made off with a large amount of cash. To give this crime a bit of an Ocean 11 feel, the robbery took place during Santa Con, an event where 1000s of people dress up like Santa in the area. It looks like this Santa also made a clean get away.
Santa is packing heat, defends Ms. Claus in a shoot-out
A Santa in Detroit shot two men at a gas station and claimed he was defending Mrs. Claus. Santa got involved in an arguement over his girlfriend (dressed as the you know who). One of the victims ran to who car and Mr. Claus opened fire, hitting both men. Police chased him down and he was charged with two counts of aggravated battery, and assault.
An elf gets a DUI
It isn’t just Santa who has all the trouble. A Christmas elf from New Jersey was arrested for a DUI after police found him passed out behind the wheel. Brian Chellis, 23, was found in a Target parking lot by police responding to a call. His engine, lights and music were on but Brian was fast asleep.
Police woke him up and after failing a breathalyzer and field sobriety exercises, the “Elf on a Shelf” was charged with driving under the influence.
A town’s Santa is arrested on firearm charges
55-year-old Mack Gardner from Elwood, Indiana voluntarily stepped down from his role as town Santa after he was arrested on a felony firearm charge.
He was arrested after he gave a gun to a known felon who just happened to be his cousin. So far Mr. Gardner is pleading his innocence but more facts continue to come out.
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