Ontario scrooge arrested during Santa Claus parade

A 24-year-old man was arrested and charged by police in Kingston, Ont., after he allegedly told children that Santa Claus did not exist while they watched the city's annual parade.
Santa Claus was sliding down Princess Street in Kingston, Ont., as a 24-year-old man was trying to convince children he did not exist.

Police in Kingston, Ont., have charged a man who was allegedly telling children Santa Claus did not exist during the city’s annual Santa Claus parade.

Police say a 24-year-old man was arrested Sunday at about 6 p.m. ET after a parade-goer told police he was walking up Princess Street telling children his beliefs about Santa.

The man, whose hair was formed to look like horns, was found minutes later and arrested.

He faces charges of causing a disturbance by being drunk, breaching probation and public intoxication. The man stayed in jail overnight and appeared in court Monday.