“In Nashville, Tennessee, Bad Santa has struck, holding up a bank at gunpoint. Dressed seasonally in bright red with white gloves, white beard, red and white hat and dark sunglasses, he pulled a gun and threatened the bank staff that if they put dye bombs on the cash, to make it traceable, he would return and kill them. As he stuffed his sack with banknotes he added: ‘Santa needs to pay his elves.’ He made his getaway in a grey car. Police described the suspect as white, with brown hair, and about six feet tall, but would not say how much was stolen. A police spokeswoman, Kristin Mumford, said it was the first time that a Santa uniform had been used to pull off a robbery in the Nashville area in recent years. The normal outfit for armed robbers is sweatshirts and sunglasses, or a Halloween mask.”
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