Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Naughty Santas

By Erik Kirschbaum

BERLIN (Reuters) - Drunken Santas on a rampage in New Zealand, armed German robbers in Santa disguises, a British St. Nick wanted for flashing, and a Swedish vandal in a Santa outfit are giving the big man in red a bad name this year.

Reports of "Bad Santas" breaking the law or otherwise wreaking havoc have been circulating around the world.

Armed with a gun, a man in a Santa outfit held up a furniture store in the German town of Ludwigshafen Saturday and forced two cashiers to open the safe. He filled his sack with cash, locked the two women in the safe and escaped.

He is still on the loose, but police in Tuebingen were able to nab a bank robber armed with a machine gun in a Santa costume with the aid of an infrared camera and helicopter. They found him hiding in a ditch in a nearby forest.

"The machine gun was fake," a police spokesman said. Dressed in a Santa cap, beard and wearing sun glasses, he was wanted for stealing 500,000 euros in four separate bank robberies.

One Santa was stopped by police for driving 150 kph (90 mph) on a northern German motorway, 50 kph over the speed limit.

"He said he was in a rush because he still had packages to deliver," said a spokesman for the police. They gave Santa a fine and took away his license.

Last week an inebriated half-naked Santa disrupted a Christmas market in Dabringhausen before police intervened.

That incident paled in comparison to what happened in Auckland Saturday when 40 drunken Santas rampaged through the city center, stealing from stores and assaulting security guards in a protest against Christmas becoming too commercial.

In Britain, police said they were looking for a Santa acting suspiciously -- a flasher who exposed himself to women.

Officers in Swanage on the south coast of England said the flasher had struck a number of times since December 6, and a week later exposed himself whilst wearing a Santa Claus outfit.

A British agency recently issued a code of conduct to root out substandard Santas. "Santa is a magical and cuddly man, not a fat, smelly slob," said James Lovell of the Ministry of Fun agency in London. "He must not smell of drink or body odor."

Last Christmas, a shopping center in south Wales installed a webcam dubbed "Santacam" in his grotto to overcome parents' concerns after several high-profile pedophile cases in Britain.

All I could do was read in horror......Santa really gone down the drain.....
Finally the truth gets out about that maniac. :P
funny though
shaggy,what's your blog address?
Saw you on Stacey-D's blog and thought I'd pass through.

So, Santa is a perv? Who knew? I guess it was kind of a given with no one to hang out with during the year but elves, reindeer and the Mrs. That could be quite the freakshow.

Happy Holidays to you!
The British would like Santa to be unlike them, i.e. have no body odor - Have a great Christmas..
I remember that last year they caught a man dressed as Santa down here in Houston that molested a little boy. Then there was something else going on with a lot of the store Santas, etc. Well it seems like the joy is taken out of everything. I heard that they have started taking Santas out of stores because too many things have happened. Last year a mall down here in Houston was burglarized by a black man dressed as Santa, LOL! Why he thought he could pass as Santa, I don't know!
Some o dem Santa sound like dem need laws to govern de giving of gifts.....either that, or like Bill Clinton, Santa is just a regular dude.

Ri's comment almost made me spill my tea!

A Ho Ho Merry Christmas to you Kami.
Remember this quote from Bruce Willis in LAst Boyscout " Water's wet, the sky is blue and ol' Satan Clause, Jimmy, he's out there and he's just getting stronger."
What can I say..."Bad Santa".
I wonder what the children are learning from these Santa's?
Next thing they'll find some serial killer Santa. Sick Sad World.
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