‘Santa Claus’ arrested on charges of criminal mischief in Texas

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A man dressed as Santa Claus was arrested Friday in Austin after allegedly writing with chalk on the grounds of the state Capitol building, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

The paper reported that James Peterson has been charged with criminal mischief.

Members of Occupy Austin uploaded the video to YouTube, which now has around 11,000 hits since Friday.

Read more: The Austin American-Statesman.