Wyoming’s Very Own ‘Bad Santa’
The holidays were even worse for a 'bad Santa' here in Wyoming several years ago.
On December 6, 2013, Riverton Police responded to reports of a drunk man dressed as Santa Claus who had been harrassing customers outiside of a local McDonalds.
When they arrived, they found Nelson Duran of Fort Washakie, wearing a Santa suit and shouting at customers.
They also learned that Duran had several outstanding warrants for his arrest. According to the police blotter, he was taken to a local detox facility and later booked into jail while still dressed as Santa.
As far as we know, the incident marks the first and only time that a person dressed as Santa Claus has been arrested in the state of Wyoming.