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Real People - - CAUGHT RED-HANDED -

If you can’t find a black­board, write it on the pave­ment. That’s how the say­ing goes, right?

In De­cem­ber 2012, James Peter­son, aka Santa, wanted to spread some hol­i­day cheer. But, in­stead of carol singing, he de­cided to give chalk to chil­dren to write their Christ­mas wishes on the pave­ment.

Po­lice in Austin, Texas, ar­rested Peter­son as he cried out, ‘I was be­ing nice, what’s wrong with be­ing nice?’ Shocked at his beloved Mr Claus be­ing taken away in cuffs, one on­looker then scrib­bled Free Santa on the pave­ment.

Un­sur­pris­ingly, he was ar­rested, too!

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