‘Santa’ and his little helpers caught stealing in Slovakia
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Naughty, not nice: Slovak police on Wednesday arrested a man dressed as Santa Claus for stealing cash and gold jewelry from a 91-year-old woman.
Officers also detained two sidekicks in angel and devil costumes — the jolly man in the red suit’s sisters — over the theft, local police spokeswoman Maria Linkesova told AFP.
Joined by the man’s three-year-old son, the trio pretended to be well-wishers after ringing the elderly woman’s doorbell in the western town of Skalica.
“The old lady gave them five euros for the good wishes. The man dressed as Santa Claus then asked for a cup of tea for the child,” said Linkesova.
While she was busy with that, the sister in the angel costume swiped jewelry and 45 euros from the house.
But before they could escape, a neighbor happened to drop by and called the police, sensing something was up.
Two of the thieves have prior convictions. The devil-outfitted crook has a clean record. CBB/rga