Santas Cited for Illegal Dumping and Permit Violations

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You need a permit for those, sir...
This weekend's yearly SantaCon saturnalia featured hordes of drunken, lascivious Kringles leaving lumps of substances that weren't exactly coal throughout San Francisco.

The city, however, didn't exactly leave out milk and cookies for the revelers. A purported event organizer was cited at Duboce Park for failing to apply for the proper permits. A man allegedly attempting to unload faux snow from a pickup truck was further cited for "illegal dumping."

"The illegal dumping citation was for the driver with a pick-up truck loaded with snow parked on side walk. He was in the process of dumping the snow into the park," writes Recreation and Park spokeswoman Connie Chan. "And the sponsoring event without permit citation was for the woman accompanying the driver [who] admitted that it was her plan to dump the snow as part of the SantaCon activities."

The organizers, however, aren't jolly about this, and vow to initiate a Santa vs. The Law battle in the forthcoming months.

Per the SantaCon site, from a missive penned by "Santa PT2646," an "Organizer":

Santa wishes there could have been more snow for you at Duboce park but the SF Park Police made SF Santa leave and cited he and Mrs. Claus for an un-permitted event and for littering (apparently snow is litter). Rest assured Santa intends to fight the charges in court. If it does result in a fine, Santa will be doing some crowd funding to pay the fines. Please friend SF-Santa on Facebook to get updates on how it plays out.

SF Santa wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas. See you next year. Nothing can stop the Red Tide.

Once again, San Francisco has proven itself to be an amazing place. Other cities have given Santa a truly hard time.  But it took San Francisco to formally issue citations and invoke the specter of court proceedings.

A red-nosed lawyer may yet factor in to the situation.


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Anni Yang
Anni Yang

Yeah, they looked good, but guys like that are just pure douche bags! The words "DOUCHEBAG" should be tatted onto their face!

Nick Silva
Nick Silva

This... right here... is why we can't have nice things.

Taylor Sydney
Taylor Sydney

i'd like to sit on the lap of the 2 santa's to the left

Kayleigh Nicole
Kayleigh Nicole

Illegal dumping??.... The bums do that all the time and get away with it! These rookies need to learn to take notes!

codypape
codypape

It's illegal to dump water in SF?  Police are definitely gonna have their hand's full next time it rains.  

Michael Manjarrez
Michael Manjarrez

What make this city so great also makes it so bad. This is goes for all of those "Bad Santas" acting up and everyone else that bitches and complains about events like this or B2B, OSL, Love Parade (when we still had it) or any of the countless other street festivals. I'm sure that a fair amount of people that have an issue with events like this also act up themselves from time to time while out on any other weekend.

Michelle Del Rosario
Michelle Del Rosario

It should start at 5pm at the earliest, whoever had the stupid idea for it starting in the morning was a jackass. Bad & wasted santas were trolling all over SF last Saturday!

Jody KW
Jody KW

It was quite the asshole fest for sure...

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