I was wondering whether Santa Claus has ever really been in court charged with a crime. Sort of like “Miracle on 34th Street.” Alas, he was. Santa was arrested and prosecuted in Ohio for knowingly possessing a fictitious identification card, a first degree misdemeanor. It seems Santa had collided into the rear of another vehicle. After handing some cash over on the spot to the other driver as compensation, the cops came and Santa dutifully provided his state-issued photo identification card. The police officer wasn’t in the same Christmas spirit and arrested Santa for the “fake” I.D. Santa moved to dismiss, and won. You see, for about 20 years the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles had been issuing Santa photo identification cards, certificate of title and vehicle registrations. So the State could not prove Santa had displayed a fictitious identification card.
Merry Christmas everyone.