Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Hooray for Hollywood!

No one should have been surprised when this story hit the wires...

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A beefy gent wearing a red Santa hat and purple G-string in Los Angeles this holiday season not only didn't pass for Santa but failed a Breathalyzer test, too.

Rick Carroll, 53, of Long Beach, Calif., who also sported a blond wig, black leg warmers and red, lace camisole, allegedly registered just over the legal blood-alcohol limit of .08 percent when officers tested him after he pulled up in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater Sunday night, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Carroll was booked on a misdemeanor DUI charge and released on $5,000 bail, the newspaper said. His car was impounded.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Ken Garner said officers were "pretty sure this is not ... Santa Claus."


In fact, the only aspect of this story that surprises me is that anyone noticed....

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

i never realized that santa was so big!

Bud

emd said...

I think the cops made a mistake. I think that *was* Santa Claus. Which is probably why, according to NORAD, he didn't pass through Greenland yesterday.

MrScribbler said...

Bud -- in Hollywood, you gotta be, well, "big"....

emd -- If so, those Greenlandoids are lucky peeps indeed!

Anonymous said...

Where in the world did you find this tid bit?

MrScribbler said...

anon -- It wasn't easy! I heard about it on the radio yesterday morning, but the scurrilous local paper was too bust writing about young Russians who love Putin and illegal-alien Christmases to notice.

Had to check the wire services....