Santa Claus Robs Rhode Island Yacht Club Bursts into bar with sack, steals cash By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Dec 20, 2010 9:39 AM CST 4 comments Comments Santa Claus just made the naughty list. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Call it a ho-ho-holdup: a man dressed as Santa Claus has robbed a Rhode Island yacht club. Authorities say a bartender was alone last night when a large man wearing a red suit, red hat, and white beard and carrying a sack walked into the bar and brandished a gun. The bartender fled and ran to a nearby business, where she called 911. By the time police arrived, the Santa bandit—as well as an undetermined amount of cash from the register—was missing. The club’s co-owner says he's just glad no one was hurt. There were no immediate arrests.