Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/04/terrorist_elf/
Georgia cops cuff terrorist elf
Threatened Santa with dynamite in shopping mall drama
Georgia cops earlier this week cuffed a man in an elf suit on the not unreasonable grounds that he told a shopping mall Santa he was packing dynamite.
William C Caldwell III, 45, reportedly "got in line Wednesday evening to get his picture taken with Santa Claus" at the Southlake Mall in suburban Atlanta. When he finally got to the front of the queue, he informed Saint Nick he was carrying explosives, prompting an evacuation of the area.
No explosives were found, and Caldwell finally got his picture taken (right) by Clayton County Sheriff's Office as they booked him on charges including "possessing hoax devices and making terrorist threats".
He's now languishing without bond or pointy felt hat in the Clayton County jail. ®
Thanks to Mike Richards for the seasonal tip-off.