A Santa Claus lookalike has been arrested after failing to appear in court.
police released a mugshot of Jamie Tarling, 45.
They said he was not to be spoken to, despite bearing an uncanny resemblance to Santa Claus.
Officers revealed that Starling, who “was 6ft 4 inches tall with gray collar-length hair and a thick gray beard,” did not appear in court Gloucestershire.
He is said to have stayed in the Staple Hill area Bristol.
Avon and Somerset Police later wrote: “We are extremely grateful to the person who saw our appeal and called with information which will enable officers to make a speedy arrest.”
One online user added, “Christmas came early for the cops.”
Santa is a man of many names.
He is also known as Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas and Kris Kringle.
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