Although this is supposed to be a jolly time of year, it seems that it is anything but for one Saint Nick. As it turns out, a picture is going viral after Santa was hauled off to jail – but when cops revealed what you can’t see, well, that’s what really got everyone’s attention.
For reasons unknown, Isaac Geiger decided to hit the streets of Jacksonville, Florida, dressed as Santa, but he quickly received a bit more attention than he initially wanted. In fact, police noticed a trend in a few brow-raising calls and decided to head out to the area – and that’s when they noticed the man.
Police watched him go to and from the truck several times – with no one else approaching it. Authorities say when they approached this faux-Santa, he took off – running out of the parking lot. A large bag of marijuana was clearly visible in the driver’s seat of the van.
Officers say they gave chase and caught up to Geiger after he tripped on his Santa pants and fell into the dirt. He reportedly rolled onto his stomach and refused to let police put him in handcuffs. It took some time, but police eventually got Geiger into custody.
He tried to get away again, however, after a quick search of his person, and detectives tackled him to the ground and held him until more officers arrived to help, the sheriff’s office says. [Source: WFAA]
Usually, Santa gives out “gifts” to the good boys and girls, and he usually does it for free – but not Geiger. In fact, police revealed what else was at the scene that you can’t see in the picture, including marijuana, MDMA, a digital scale, pills, a yellow substance containing THC, and a large amount of cash they found when they checked his “sleigh.”
Because of his dirty deeds that would surely land him on the naughty list, Geiger has been hit with multiple felonies for drug possession with intent to sell and resisting officers without violence. His bail was set at $5,016, meaning this jolly fellow will be spending a few days behind bars.
Everyone loves Christmas, but some take that notion a bit too far. It just goes to show, if you dress up like Old Saint Nick and hit the streets with a sack, you better have presents in that bag and not anything else, or you could be missing Christmas entirely this year.