Santa Robs Nashville Bank
Bad Santa tells bank workers he needs cash to pay elves
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2009 2:12 AM CST
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(Newser) – Nashville police are seeking a bad Santa who robbed a local bank and fled with a red sack full of cash. The man, dressed in a Santa suit and sunglasses, "took his little red sack and pulled out a gun and told everyone to be still," one witness said. "He was actually jovial, which was scary. He explained that he was robbing the bank because Santa had to pay his elves."

"Santa" stuffed his bag with an undisclosed amount of cash before making his getaway—in a gray car, not a sleigh. It's the first time in recent years that a Santa suit has been used in a robbery in the area, the Independent reports, although there have been many similar heists elsewhere in the US. The most notorious was when a "Santa" shot dead six people during a bank robbery in Texas in 1927.

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Dec 25, 2009 8:08 AM CST
I would think this case would be a piece of cake to solve. The Police just have to put out an APB (All Points Bulletin) for a jovial heavyset man with signs of high blood pressure or high cholesterol, wearing a white beard in need of a desperate shave. Last seen dressed in a red suit with white trimming, which he probably got from the Salvation Army Thrift Shop and wearing a pair of three dollar sunglasses with a red sack full of one dollar bills and some loose coins whom goes by the name of Santa AKA Crazy Nick (to his friends). If this person is being chased by a band of midgets demanding back pay – you’ve got you man. Case Closed and Merry Xmas to All.
Dec 25, 2009 6:15 AM CST
When Santa gets back to the North Pole, he's going to find coal in his stocking. Bad, Santa!
Dec 25, 2009 5:00 AM CST
He was telling jokes, and giving out candy. It was terrifying.