Police: Drunk man in Santa suit causes ruckus

SEATTLE — Police say that a drunken man dressed in a Santa Claus suit was arrested after he caused a bit of a rumpus in downtown Seattle on Saturday.

Seattle police say the passengers were unloading from the amphibious Ride the Ducks vehicle near Westlake Mall when the man climbed on board. The conductor asked for a ticket, but the man said he only had his identification.

The conductor asked the man to get off, but the man refused. Suddenly, he ran off the vehicle, scaling back its side and ripping down a string of Christmas lights while doing so.

Mall security caught up to the man shortly thereafter.

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