Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bad Santas

These suits can't be worn by just anybody. (HT

With the holiday season coming to a close, people pretty much know who's been naughty or nice. That goes for the Santas too. From

"Police said a pair of female Santas arrested at an Ohio mall were part of an "unruly group," but members said they did nothing wrong.

The group, which had arrived in two buses, included several intoxicated people dressed in Santa suits, and many people at the mall complained they were handing out adult-like materials and singing songs with mature lyrics, police said.

The Santarchy Dayton members said the Santas had only been handing out candy and singing Christmas songs. They said off-color songs were sung on the bus ride to the mall, but everything they sang at the shopping center was family-appropriate.

Michael Denius of Santarchy Dayton said the arrest of one of the women was particularly "over the top." He said the woman approached an officer to "ask what was going on" and the officer "twisted her arm behind her hard," "slammed her face against a glass wall" and "slammed her to the ground and dug his knee in her back and cuffed her."

(Jacqueline) Sallee was charged with criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, assault and disorderly conduct, which includes public intoxication. (Susan) Rudolph was charged with criminal trespassing, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, including public intoxication."

There are multiple accounts of this tale. If the Santas were doing inappropriate things they should be arrested, but don't be surprised if a police brutality lawsuit came out of this episode.

Background Intel: Police arrest 'unruly' female Santas

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