In a news article published in the Seattle PI, Santa appears to be in a bit of trouble. The short article, which ran on Febuary 20th runs as follows.
Woman sues Santa, claiming he fell on top of her
CHICAGO — Call it the case of the overserved Santa. Antoinette Basso filed a lawsuit Thursday against a man dressed in a Santa suit who she said stumbled and fell on top of her, knocking her face-first into the sidewalk outside a Chicago restaurant.
Basso claims in the Cook County Circuit Court lawsuit that she suffered “pain … disability and disfigurement.” She’s asking for damages in excess of $50,000.
Basso alleges that the Santa, Daniel Aulwes, appeared intoxicated at the time of the Dec. 7 incident. She’s accusing Aulwes of negligence and negligent battery.
A telephone listing for Aulwes had a recorded message that said the call cannot go through.
Although I have my own thoughts and feelings on this, I’m going to refrain and see if anyone else has anything to say about the story.