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. (Read more Santa Claus stories.)