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Giant inflatable Santa is gunned down by drive-by shooter in Kentucky

By T.K. Randall
December 1, 2023 · Comment icon 10 comments
Inflatable Santa Claus at a parade in Canada.
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.

Source: Independent | Comments (10)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by susieice 3 months ago
Some one is not very merry.
Comment icon #2 Posted by OverSword 3 months ago
That is not cool  
Comment icon #3 Posted by lightly 3 months ago
Ya, well,   one more on the naughty list.    WTG genius.  I hope it was worth it!
Comment icon #4 Posted by Cho Jinn 3 months ago
What a felonious Grinch.  Looking forward to the mug shots.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Hankenhunter 3 months ago
You're a mean one, Mister Grinch.?
Comment icon #6 Posted by Skulduggery 3 months ago
This is even more egregious than the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Trelane 3 months ago
"Inflatable Santa is deflated by vandals in Kentucky." There, fixed that ridiculous headline. Anything for clicks right? ?
Comment icon #8 Posted by qxcontinuum 3 months ago
Hated Santa very much since childhood, after seeing mom sitting on Santa's lap .
Comment icon #9 Posted by Portre 3 months ago
Faux News is right: There's a war on Christmas.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Jon the frog 3 months ago
Flying bullets everywhere...

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