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Guy Who Told Kids Santa Isn't Real Arrested

For trespassing
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2018 5:25 AM CST

(Newser) – A Texas man telling kids Santa Claus isn't real got his comeuppance Saturday when he got arrested. Aaron Urbanski, 31, and two other men were protesting outside St. Mark United Methodist Church of Cleburne during a Breakfast With Santa event; they were asked "multiple times" to leave church property, law enforcement authorities say. Two of them did, but Urbanski allegedly refused. One attendee tells NBC DFW the men asked her, "Do you let your kids believe in a fake Santa or do they know who Jesus is?" and when she confronted them about not ruining Christmas, "They started to shout out that Santa was not real and that I was wrong for teaching them that."

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The men "were upset that the folks there were lying to the children about Santa," an officer says, per Dallas News. "Don’t Mess With Santa!" wrote the Cleburne mayor in a Facebook post. "While I understand folks right to protest, Cleburne loves Santa and those protestors who were naughty and broke the law when they trespassed were arrested promptly. Guess they wanted coal in their stockings to go with a court appearance." Urbanski was charged with criminal trespass. (A substitute teacher ruined Santa for these kids.)

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