Police say a man dressed as Santa Claus delivering toys in south-east Washington, DC was popped in the back with a pellet gun as he walked down the street.
Video posted on the WJLA-TV website shows the man waving and walking down the street and exclaiming, “This is awesome.”
He starts to say “Merry Christmas” when suddenly he turns around, shouts in pain and says he’s been shot in the back with a pellet gun.
The man is recovering in hospital.
In the video he says he is glad no one else was hurt.