KINGSTON, Ont. — A real-life Grinch had to spend the night in a Canadian jail after he allegedly told children that there is no Santa Claus.
The Toronto Star reported the unidentified 24-year-old man was allegedly drunk when he crashed the annual Kingston, Ontario, Santa Claus parade last Saturday and shouted “Santa isn’t real” to shocked children.
The suspect allegedly gelled his hair to make it look like “devil horns” were coming from his head.
Kingston Police say that the man was arrested for causing a disturbance by being drunk and breach of probation.
Officials said the suspect was on probation. He was granted bail – on the condition of remaining sober – after spending the night in jail.
“It was pretty despicable that someone, during this time of the year, would tell kids Santa isn’t real — which of course we would argue,” Kingston Police Constable Steve Koopman told The Star.
By Jason M. Vaughn, FOX4kc.com.