A Russian man dressed as Santa Claus was found dead outside of a house party in the city of Yakutsk on Monday.
The man had threatened people inside the party with a knife, the UPI wire service reported. In order to subdue him, the man was hog-tied by some guests and his girlfriend put her scarf around his mouth to stop him from yelling. They then put him outside.
When the girlfriend returned, the man was dead, UPI reported.
Police are investigating and trying to determine how the man died.
Yakutsk is located in the eastern part of Russia