Santa Claus is known for bringing holiday cheer, but apparently this burglary suspect didn't get the memo. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, authorities are seeking the public's help in nabbing a man caught on video robbing homes while wearing a Santa hat and scarf.
The man was spotted in Studio City area of Los Angeles. He knocked on the front door or rang the doorbell of several homes. When no one answered, he would go to the back of the residences and break a rear door or window to enter.
The intruder then stole money, jewelry and even weapons from the homes inside. Instead of having his trusty reindeers and sleigh to escape, the bad Santa suspect had a getaway driver waiting in a dark sedan.
The video below shows the burglar in action:
“I have no idea why someone would do that unless they have a weird sense of humor, but that’s extra creepy,” a neighbor of one break-in, Dayna Cousins, said to Fox13.
“It’s just bizarre,” another neighbor, Sandor Black, said. “Why somebody would do that and in that outfit, does he want to get caught?”
The LAPD is asking for the public's help in catching the suspect. He is described as a black man who is 18 to 25 years old with a tattoo on his jaw.