JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man dressed as Santa Claus was arrested Monday for possession of multiple kinds of drugs, reports CBS affiliate WKMG.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said it was conducting a drug-related investigation when Isaac Geiger, 41, was spotted repeatedly going into and out of a U-Haul truck, retrieving items and walking away.
Geiger stood out because he was wearing a red and white Santa Claus outfit, complete with hat and beard, deputies said.
After seeing police, Geiger allegedly ran from the parking lot where a large amount of marijuana was in plain view on the driver’s seat of the U-Haul, deputies said.
Police said they chased Geiger, who tripped over his Santa pants and fell to the ground.
After a struggle, police said they found a plastic baggie under the Santa suit and cash in Geiger’s pocket. A search of the U-Haul revealed marijuana, a scale with marijuana residue and a black pouch containing MDMA -- commonly known as ecstasy -- on the front driver’s seat, police said.
There was also a 5-gallon orange bucket with a white lid on the driver’s side floorboard. Inside the bucket was additional marijuana, molly, ecstasy pills and money, police said.
Geiger is facing multiple charges related to possession of drugs with intent to sell. He has not yet been arraigned and it is not clear if he has obtained an attorney.