You higher be careful…
Two undercover cops dressed as Santa Claus and his elf stopped would-be carjackers in California — thanks partly to St. Nick tackling one of many suspects.
Riverside police stated the cops had been a part of an operation dubbed “Santa’s Intervention” to curb retail theft in the course of the vacation season.
On Thursday, they noticed three males allegedly attempting to steal a white Honda CR-V in a parking zone of a Canyon Springs procuring heart.
Whereas one of many suspects managed to flee the scene, the opposite two tried to run away.
“Once I regarded over my shoulder I noticed Santa operating by me going after the second topic,” Det. Paul Miranda advised NBC Los Angeles.
Footage confirmed the officer dressed as Santa Claus slamming the second suspect to the bottom, whereas the officer within the elf costume arrested a 3rd suspect at gunpoint.
“Get him, Santa,” stated an individual who filmed the seasonal crime scene.
One of many two suspects detained was later launched, whereas the opposite was arrested for possession of unlawful medicine and resisting arrest, police stated.
The suspect who sped away has been recognized and is needed for automotive theft, police stated.