Lima, Peru: This Santa Claus in Peru didn’t enter singing HO! HO! HO! quietly crawling down a chimney like the good old jolly man one reads about in fables. He doesn’t live on the North Pole either. His entrance was accompanied with a BAMM! He breaks down a door, holds those on ‘naughty list’ by the collar and takes them to the police van.
At least that’s what happened when police staged an undercover sting operation against a house of suspected drug traffickers, filming the raid in a video that has gone viral online.
It shows the lead officer, dressed in a padded Santa suit to confuse the suspects, swinging a sledgehammer to break down the door. Wearing a giant mask of old Saint Nick or Father Christmas, he proceeds to help his colleagues round up a group of men inside and leads them out in handcuffs.
“The best gift we can give people is a little security,” police colonel Jorge Angulo told America TV after the raid. The Santa cop is a member of a special undercover unit in Lima that patrols the capital’s streets and carries out raids in disguise.
Other costumes include street sweeper, homeless person and hawker.
Click on the link below to view the video: