Tis the season to be brawly!
During the 2013 SantaCon convention being held in NYC this year, a bunch of drunken men dressed as Santa got into an all out fist a cuffs on New York street. Because booze.
As Happy Place put it:
Yesterday was the worst day of the holiday season: SantaCon NYC. This year the annual out-of-towner douche parade was met with a louder outcry of opposition than previous years, including from The New York TImes. Many in the city are coming to the realization that handing the city over to vomiting 23-year-olds from Bayonne for an entire Saturday during the holiday shopping season is maybe not the most desirable way to do things.
Back when the Midtown police department sent letters urging bar owners to not take part in the pub crawl, we got excited that the whole thing might be shut down. No such luck, though Gothamist reports that an enhanced police presence did draw complaints from Santas that they weren’t able to have as much “fun” (Gothamist also has an excellent collection of “just saw a Santa vomit” tweets).
He’s making a fist, decking it twice, gonna find out who’s brawly or nice.