Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Dad?

'Santa' arrested after beating street sign
SAPULPA, Okla. --Police here know whether this particular Santa Claus has been naughty or nice. An officer responding to a call Christmas morning of a disturbance on the city's east side found James Lahl dressed as Santa Claus and hitting a street sign, according to a report.

Lahl, 53, had pulled a no parking sign from the ground and was beating another street sign with it, police allege.

As Officer Derrick Clayton approached the not-so-jolly St. Nick, he detected a strong odor of alcohol, and took Lahl into custody on a complaint of destruction of city property and public intoxication, according to the report.

Lahl, wearing a suit, hat, beard and gloves, remained in the Creek County jail on Monday.

Attempts to reach Lahl for comment were unsuccessful.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I said it before and I'll say it again - nothing is funnier than a guy in costume getting out of control. So I think the next logical step is to find Bob a costume.

Bob said...

I've already got the hat. Come to think of it, I wonder if he strayed from a Santarchy mob...

Patterson said...

I'm wondering what the sign that he was beating said on it...