Man dressed as Santa waving replica gun lands on Victoria police naughty list

Police say they seized this replica gun from a man dressed as Santa in Victoria Wednesday morning. Victoria police

A man dressed as Santa was arrested in Victoria, B.C., Wednesday morning for packing more than a sack of presents.

In a media release, Victoria police said they were called to the intersection of Douglas and Fort streets, after reports of a man with a fake beard in a Santa suit waving a gun in the air.

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Officers arrived and found the man sitting on a nearby bench, where he was arrested without incident. Police say he was wanted on an outstanding warrant for uttering threats and remains in custody.

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Investigators also seized a replica handgun.

Anyone with information or video relevant to the investigation is asked to call 250-995-7654, extension 1.

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