Gang of drunks get on Santa’s sleigh and threaten to hit him in the middle of the Christmas parade


The drunken gang got on the sled and threatened to beat up Santa Claus – Photo: THIBAUD MORITZ / AFP / Getty Images

The organizers of a Christmas parade in Kent, England, were forced to cancel the event, when a gang of drunks got on Santa’s sleigh and threatened to beat him in front of the terrified families.

Residents of Sittingbourne were enjoying the annual sleigh parade in the city, in which Santa Claus and his convoy paraded down different roads, when the event turned into chaos.

The gang got on the sled and threatened to beat Santa Claus before ripping a permit card from a volunteer’s chest around 7 p.m. Monday.

Danielle Hoynes, who chairs the Sittingbourne Christmas Lights committee, said the gang of ‘very nasty drunks’ had been ‘stalking’ the sled all night.

“Halfway through the parade, one of them got on the sled and threatened to beat Santa and rip off the permit badge from one of our volunteers,” Hoynes said.

Two of the attackers hid behind a truck that was around a corner.

They came out as the sled passed and yelled “Hi Santa!”

“I’m pretty sure they were following the route of our online post, as it is a very quiet road and it is not an obvious part of the route if you don’t know it.

“We had to cancel the rest of the parade, disappointing many children, due to the bullying.”

The organizer said the incident was reported to police and they called for those with video footage to come forward to help with their investigations.

The sleigh ride began at 6.30pm and had to travel six different streets before the criminal gang attacked.

The event, organized by Sittingbourne Christmas Lights and Sleigh Rounds, generally sees Santa Claus and his convoy pass houses and shops and greet children.

Before the pandemic, Santa used to pass out candy to children, but this has since stopped due to coronavirus precautions.

The team also raises money for the city’s Christmas lighting event, running costs, and the residential Christmas lights competition.

Despite the incident, the organizers hope to continue the parades, but with greater security measures if possible.

“We will have to review if it is safe to continue the rounds for the next two weeks and see what can be done differently to prevent people like this from ruining the situation for all the children in the city,” Hoynes said.

“Fortunately, no one was hurt, it just shook. We look forward to continuing the rounds with additional security measures in place. ”

A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police are investigating a report that a man and a woman were assaulted by an unknown man on East Street, Sittingbourne, around 7pm on Monday 6th December 2021.

“No serious injuries were reported and investigations to establish all the circumstances are ongoing.”


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