Suspicious Santa situation solved

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A man in a Santa suit who was reportedly acting suspiciously in Delhi on the weekend has reported to police.

Norfolk OPP were alerted early Saturday afternoon after a man in a Santa suit appeared at Centennial Park where a number of children were tobogganing.

The man started yelling and waving to the kids as if he wanted them to come over. He then got into a white sports-utility vehicle that pulled up and drove away.

The suspect Santa saw media reports of the incident and then called in an explanation to police. Police heard that the would-be Santa was having pictures taken by a professional photographer.

“The OPP would like to thank our media partners for assisting officers in bringing this incident to a successful conclusion,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said this week in a news release.

“I would also like to thank the concerned parent for reporting this incident and the male dressed as Santa Claus for immediately coming forward.”

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