A group of 40 people dressed in Santa Claus costumes, many of them drunk, rampaged through New Zealand’s largest city, robbing stores and assaulting security guards, police said Sunday.
The rampage, dubbed “Santarchy” by local newspapers, began early Saturday afternoon when the men, wearing ill-fitting Santa costumes, threw beer bottles and urinated on cars from an Auckland overpass, said Auckland Central Police spokeswoman Noreen Hegarty.
afarensis expected a Clause counterattack on mistletoe not on New Zealand so he was somewhat surprised at the news. However, Santa is doing what is necessary to keep Christmas safe, so it is not our place to question his strategy...remind afarensis to be good next year (see the bolded sentence)
The remaining Santas entered a downtown convenience store and carried off beer and soft drinks.
“They came in, said ’Merry Christmas’ and then helped themselves,” store owner Changa Manakynda said.
Dang strait, Santa knows how to celebrate Christmas.
Alex Dyer, a spokesman for the group, said Santarchy was a worldwide movement designed to protest the commercialization of Christmas.
Sure, of course they are going to Swift-Sleigh Santa Clause by trying to say he's against what makes Christmas great...
On the other hand, afarensis could just be drinking too much caffiene?