That jingle-jangle you hear is not sleigh bells, it's handcuffs.

For the past few years, my mom has had Santa come to her house for Christmas to surprise the kids and give them a special ornament. He happened to live nearby and didn't mind making a few extra bucks over the holidays.

My mom reached out to Santa's helper this week to try to arrange this season's visit, and, well... it didn't go as expected.

Dave Overlund

Ok then. I'm not even sure how to process this information! Unless this dude's neighbor is literally The Grinch, I'd say this is pretty uncalled for.

No word on whether or not he took his sleigh to flee the state. I suggest the authorities keep an eye out for a shiny red nose, it's a dead giveaway to Santa's whereabouts.