Santa Claus has not been arrested at a Winnipeg mall, according to local authorities.
Winnipeg police took to Twitter to let the public know officers did not take Santa into custody at Cadillac-Fairview Polo Park Wednesday after video and photos appearing to show a mall Santa being arrested made the rounds on social media.
“Police did not attend Polo Park, and no Mall Santa was arrested. Nothing untoward occurred,” police said in a reply to a video of the incident posted to the site.
The short video appears to show a man dressed as Santa Claus being handcuffed by two men dressed in uniforms at the Portage Avenue shopping centre.