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Merry Christmas: Santa Arrested in Austin for Chalking the Sidewalk!

What can I say; it’s a slow news day.  Merry Christmas everyone.

From the Huffington Post:

Officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety arrested a man dressed as Santa Claus in Austin Friday on charges of criminal mischief after writing with chalk on the grounds of the state Capitol building, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

“Today I saw the jolly red elf at the Capitol, cheerfully requesting that children write their wishes for a better world in chalk on the sidewalk. Santa said his favorite word was ‘Community.’ Various children wrote words like ‘Peace,’ ‘Friendship,’ and ‘Grace,'” Occupy Austin’s Lainie Duro, a witness to the arrest, said in the statement.

Full article here.

In Liberty,