December 13, 2008
Santa Claus helper alleges caroling attack
A 72-year-old Briton taking part in a Santa Claus holiday gift-delivering event alleges he was attacked for caroling too loudly.
Glen MacDonald alleged he and several other Tunbridge Wells Lions Club carolers were approached by an unidentified man, who suddenly attacked the senior citizen and broke his chest bone, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday.
This man came out shouting and swearing for us to be quiet and stop singing carols because we were too loud, he alleged.
He knocked me down with a punch to my chest. I was badly winded.
While police investigate the alleged holiday attack, MacDonald is left to wonder how his 25 years as Santa Claus's helper could result in a cracked sternum.
I've been doing this for 25 years and for this to happen as we were singing carols is just awful. he told the Telegraph.