Chairs Thrown During Parents' Fight at School Christmas Program
Thrown Object Knocks Out Santa
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A man dressed as Santa Claus was knocked unconscious by a thrown object that hit his face while he was riding on the back of a truck decorated as a sleigh.
Kevin Smith says he never saw what hit him Saturday. Whatever it was, it broke his nose and gave him a concussion and two black eyes.
He was taking part in Santa Run, sponsored by the firefighters union, which features off-duty firefighters who dress up as Santa and ride through residential areas handing out candy to children.
Smith awoke in the back of the sleigh.
Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said an assault report was filed with police but that no witnesses have come forward.
"They thought it was a police operation and started shooting. Luckily, nobody was hurt," a police official said.
Santa later returned to Nova Mare by car to distribute Christmas presents.