Police investigate abusive Santa

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13 December 2004 , STRALSUND - Police in Germany are investigating a Santa Claus who abused passers-by after they refused to hire him to take "Merry Christmas" photographs. The less-than-jovial man in a red suit was charging people to have their pictures taken next to him at a Christmas market in Stralsund on the Baltic coast, but business proved slow. A married couple filed charges of criminal insult and coercion, saying they were treated to a stream of abuse and sarcasm when they declined his offer, pol

13 December 2004  

STRALSUND - Police in Germany are investigating a Santa Claus who abused passers-by after they refused to hire him to take "Merry Christmas" photographs.

The less-than-jovial man in a red suit was charging people to have their pictures taken next to him at a Christmas market in Stralsund on the Baltic coast, but business proved slow.

A married couple filed charges of criminal insult and coercion, saying they were treated to a stream of abuse and sarcasm when they declined his offer, police said.

DPA

Subject: German news

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