World of the Bizarre
Giant inflatable Santa is gunned down by drive-by shooter in Kentucky
By T.K. Randall
December 1, 2023 · 10 comments
Who shot Santa ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Wilson Hui
An armed assailant drove past the house and fired a shot into the enormous Christmas garden decoration.
It's that time of the year again, although not everyone seems to be getting into the Christmas spirit.
Keen to make an impression, Donald Nelson of Kentucky recently spent the day putting up a huge $200 inflatable Father Christmas decoration in his front garden in Lexington.
All was well and he, along with his wife, had been sitting on the couch at around 8:15pm when they heard what sounded like a small bang coming from outside.
When Nelson opened the front door, he found the Santa very much deflated.
At first he didn't think much of the incident, but after reviewing his security camera footage he realized that the decoration had actually been fired upon by someone in a passing vehicle.
Sure enough, upon closer inspection, he found a large bullet hole in the material.
"There are multiple neighbors that have inflatables too, and I mean certainly they could be targeted as well," he told WLEX
. "If they've done just one, they'll probably do several."
Efforts are now underway to identify and catch whoever was responsible.
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