Xmas Santa slayer slated

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KIDS were left in tears at a Christ­mas lights turn­ing on cer­e­mony when a man started shout­ing: “Santa isn’t real!”

A mother took mo­bile phone video of the man with a gi­ant sign, in the mid­dle of the ex­cited young­sters, say­ing that par­ents are telling their chil­dren lies.

The mum, who did not want to be named, said: “It’s heart­break­ing that the man stood there for hours just to hurt lit­tle kids. What kind of twisted weirdo does that?

“Some of the chil­dren were re­ally upset, and you can just imag­ine how an­gry the par­ents were.”

Po­lice in Cape Coral, Flor­ida, were at the event but said they couldn’t do any­thing be­cause the man was ex­er­cis­ing free­dom of speech and they could only in­ter­vene if the man used a voice en­hancer like a mega­phone or cre­ated a riot, which he didn’t.

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