Man asked to leave Six Flags because he looked like Santa Claus, engaged with kids

Man asked to leave Six Flags because he looked like Santa Claus, engaged with kids

[Ed. – It’s been a tough year for Santas.]

A Burleson man resembling Santa Claus ended up on Six Flags’ naughty list on Saturday.  Jerry Henderson got in trouble for looking like Santa and handing out candy to kids at the theme park.

Jerry Henderson and his wife visit Six Flags Over Texas almost every weekend and walk the park for exercise. He told CBS11 his routine has been going on for three years and he’d never had a problem until now.

“This ain’t a costume,” insisted Henderson, who for almost 20 years has maintained a resemblance to Santa. During the holiday season, Henderson wears the same Christmas-themed vest and hat every day. …

He said he was…approached by park security.

“’We’re gonna have to ask you to leave.’ I said, ‘For what reason?’ He said, ‘You look too much like Santa Claus.’ And I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me?’” he recalled. “I do not approach kids. The parents come to me.”

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