In the US state of Texas, the police arrested a 31-year-old man because he had told children that Santa did not exist.
The police were summoned on Saturday morning at a church in the town of Cleburne in northern Texas, where at that time children had a Christmas breakfast that included Santa Claus. Outside the church three people stopped and told the children that Santa does not exist.
The agents asked them to leave, but one of them, Aaron Urbanski, refused. He persisted in shouting the same sort of cries to the children present. Then the man was arrested and transferred to the Johnson County Law Enforcement Centre. He is accused of having ceased on forbidden territory.
‘Coals in the sock’
Mayor Scott Cain of Cleburne responded via his Facebook page to the incident. “Don’t mess with Santa!” Wrote the mayor. To continue with a wink: “Guess they wanted coal in their stockings to go with a court appearance.” Santa in the United States does ‘coal children’ in the socks of children instead of gifts.