Why would anyone arrest Kris Kringle, the famous long-haired peacenik? Austin police arrested the sleigh rider for chalking Christmas wishes to the world on the sidewalk.
Occupy Austin 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,’” said Occupy Austin’s Lainie Duro, a witness to the arrest.
After wrestling Santa to the ground and placing handcuffs on him, activists also arrested Corey Elf after he used sidewalk chalk to write “Free Santa.” Both were arrested for Criminal Mischief, while Santa may face additional resisting arrest charges.
So, not only did they target Santa, but also Corey Elf. File this under: profiling.
It. is. ON:
Occupy Austin called for a Free Santa Rally to begin at 6pm at the Travis County Jail (500 W. 10th St) and to continue until Santa Claus and Corey Elf are released. “DPS has overstepped all boundaries today and I will stand and wait for Santa. I hope he’s out quick, I hear he still has a lot to do to get ready for Tuesday,” said another witness, Christopher Michael, a member of the Occupy Your Capitol group.
Apparently the cops in Austin aren’t avid readers. Santa Claus keeps a nice and naughty list. They can expect a lump of coal for Christmas. Kids all over America will be directing their anger toward the Austin cops. Have they met my niece? She’s going to be pissed!