Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Santa gets a little.........

Just in from Fat Tony's new wife:

Santa Claus says that a woman who sat on his lap was naughty, not nice. A Santa at the Danbury Fair mall said the woman groped him. "The security officer at the mall said Santa Claus has been sexuallyassaulted," police Detective Lt. Thomas Michael said of the weekendcomplaint. Sandrama Lamy, 33, of Danbury, was charged with sexual assault and breachof peace. She was released on a promise to appear in court on Jan. 3. Police quickly found and identified Lamy because the woman was describedas being on crutches, said Capt. Bob Myles. A call seeking comment from Lamy was answered by a recording Tuesdaymorning. A woman later called back and said: "It's a false report and Idon't have any idea." Police did not give the name of the disconcerted Santa, but they said heis 65 and felt badly because children were waiting to see him. "He wasapparently shocked and embarrassed by the whole incident," Myles said. A man who teaches hundreds of prospective Santas a year — "SantaTim" Connaghan, president of RealSantas.com — said he's never heardof a similar incident, though it's not unusual for adults to want to posewith Santa. "I've had some very nice ladies sit on my lap," said Connaghan, who didnot train the Danbury Fair Santa. "Once in a while they'll say 'I hopeMrs. Claus isn't going to be upset.' You have to be discreet and kind andsay 'Oh no, she'll be OK. You can sit here, but only for one photo.'" A spokeswoman for Cherry Hill Photo, the company that coordinates Santasfor Danbury Fair, declined to comment Tuesday

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