[Ed. – CNN should be delighted to see a Christmas tradition sabotaged.]
Organizers of a Christmas event have apologized to outraged parents after a fire alarm reportedly prompted Santa Claus to burst out of his grotto, rip off his beard and scream at children to “get the f**k out.”
The incident occurred at an event in the English town of St. Ives, Cambridgeshire on Sunday, when an alarm at a nearby but unconnected event caused an evacuation of the building, organizers said.
While parents and children were already evacuating, Santa Claus tore into the room and started causing havoc, a customer said on Facebook.
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“He came changing [sic] in, ripped his hat and beard off in front of 50 odd kids and started shouting and swearing at people to leave,” the post said.