Santa Claus shot with pellet gun in Washington toydrive

A man dressed as Santa Claus is seen waving in this screengrab of a Washington, D.C., news clip...

A man dressed as Santa Claus is seen waving in this screengrab of a Washington, D.C., news clip moments before he was shot with a pellet gun. (WJLA ABC-7/YouTube screengrab)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:08 PM ET

Looks like someone in Washington, D.C., just landed on Santa Claus’ naughty list this year.

A man dressed as Jolly Old St. Nick was shot with a pellet gun at a toy giveaway in a Washington neighbourhood on Tuesday.

Local TV station, WJLA ABC-7 captured the incident on camera, as the man in red was hit in the shoulder while walking down a street to give toys to 600 kids in a public housing complex.

“I’d much rather it be me than anyone else – one of these kids,” the victim told the TV station as he was being treated.

He was wheeled away by paramedics, but is expected to make a full recovery.


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