Santa Claus Shot With Pellet Gun

Grinch took over toy drive while Santa went to area hospital

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Is there still time to be added to Santa’s naughty list?

A man dressed in a Santa costume was struck in his upper back Tuesday with a pellet that Washington, D.C. police say was shot from a building across the street, WJLA reports. The man wanted to continue distributing gifts, but paramedics insisted he go to the hospital.

A man in a Grinch costume stepped in to give the presents while Santa went to get his shoulder checked out — and his heart grew three sizes that day.

Doctors say the Santa-clad man should be fine to continue his Christmas duties.