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Crazy Santa Shoots Two Men In Detroit After Fight Over Mrs. Claus

December 22, 2014  |  Posted by: JammedUp
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The ringing of gunfire filled the air as police chased down Santa Claus after shooting a pair.

A man dressed as Santa shot two men after an early-morning confrontation at a Detroit gas station and was run down on foot by off-duty cops who responded to the gunfire, The Detroit News reported.

An argument over a woman quickly escalated into gunplay at a Speedway gas station on Jefferson Ave. just off I-375 in downtown Detroit at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, police said.

“Two men were arguing outside the store. They started shoving each other. As they were arguing, the guy in the Santa Claus outfit started shooting,” a witness told WXYZ. “It was crazy down here.”

When two men turned to go to their car after a shoving match, the man in the Santa outfit told police he opened fire because he believed they were going to get a weapon. One victim was shot in the chest and another in the hand. Both are expected to recover, police said

“Apparently, there was an argument over Santa’s girlfriend — Mrs. Claus,” Detroit Police Officer Adam Madera told The Detroit News.

Two off-duty officers got into a foot chase with Santa, which ended when the unidentified man was arrested three blocks away in view of stunned bystanders outside St. Andrews Hall, a popular music venue.

The hip-hop, punk rockers Kottonmouth Kings, who were playing St. Andrews Hall, posted a photo of the bizarre arrest on Facebook.

“Crazy Santa goes on shooting spree outside Big Ballers Event in Detroit,” the musicians wrote. “Our prayers are with victims.”

From The Daily News

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