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Bah Humbug! Texas Man Ends Up on Cops' Naughty List After He's Accused of Robbing Bank Dressed as Santa Claus

Texas Man Accused of Robbing Bank Dressed as Santa Claus
Source: Huntsville Police Department

Rodriguez allegedly donned the Santa hat while robbing a bank in Texas, police said.

Dec. 6 2023, Published 4:01 p.m. ET

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A man in Texas has been arrested after he allegedly walked into a bank wearing a face covering, sunglasses and a Santa Claus hat and robbed it, authorities said.

On Nov. 27, police asked the public for help in identifying the accused robber dressed as Old Saint Nick after the alleged robbery at Vera Bank, according to the Huntsville Police Department.

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Authorities shared an image of the suspect, who sported the face covering, black sunglasses and hat while carrying shopping bags.

On Dec. 1, officials announced that detectives had taken David Rodriguez into custody in connection with the incident.


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Rodriguez was arrested and charged with robbery, aggravated assault on a peace officer, taking a weapon from a peace officer, and resisting arrest, authorities said.

The investigation is ongoing.


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