Bad Santa’ arrested for pinching elf’s bottom!
Mall Santa denies attack on 18-year-old woman dressed as an elf.
A man employed to dress as Father Christmas in an American shopping mall has been arrested after he allegedly groped the bottom of a female co-worker as she walked past his chair.
Herbert Jones, 62, is alleged to have pinched the bottom of the 18-year-old woman, who was playing the part of an elf photographer in a grotto in Hanover, in Massachusetts.
The victim also claimed Mr. Jones told her, “I wish you were a few years older and I was younger.”
Following the incident last weekend, Mr. Jones is now facing charges for indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14.
He denies the allegations, telling police: “I did not touch that girl.”
Mr. Jones, (who has a bushy white beard), and the alleged victim are employed by Cherry Hill Photos.
“We have been made aware that an allegation of improper conduct has been lodged against the person portraying Santa at Hanover Mall by another employee working at the Santa photography concession,” Cherry Hill Photos said in a statement. “This allegation has been denied by the individual portraying Santa.”
A judge has ruled that Mr. Jones cannot work as a Santa Claus while out on bail.
He is due back in court on Christmas Eve.
They caught a bad Santa for pinching,
He did it without even flinching;
He pinched a young elf,
Now he’s on the shelf,
He might have been better off Grinching.
He was shortly thereafter arrested,
Of course, the old pervert protested;
I am without fault,
In this phony assault,
The charge will now be contested.
The guy is now out on bail,
Instead of sitting in jail,
The bearded old jerk,
Is now out of work,
As a Santa he certainly failed.
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