Swedish police alerted after Santa's grey outfit angers foreign guest

The Associated Press
December 25, 2012

STOCKHOLM - Police in Sweden had to intervene after a foreign visitor to a spa and conference centre grew angry because a visiting Santa Claus was wearing a grey instead of red costume.

No one was arrested during the incident in Vallsta, some 300 kilometres (180 miles) north of Stockholm, early Tuesday.

But police said in a brief statement that the foreign guest grew agitated over the Santa outfit and argued with the centre's staff. They did not say where the foreigner was from.