Whew: Santa Didn't Rob RI Yacht Club
But cops are holding the bartender who made the report
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2010 5:00 PM CST
Riot police pass men dressed as Santa Claus during a demonstration in central Athens on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008.   (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

(Newser) – Santa won't be spending Christmas Eve in the pokey after a report that a robber dressed as Kris Kringle hit a Rhode Island bar has been proven false, the AP reports. But if the fat man didn't rob the East Providence Yacht Club, someone else did—between $1,500 and $3,000 is still missing from the bar. Bartender Christal Johnson, who made the report, is being held.