Giant Santa Claus ho-ho-holds up traffic

Santa uninjured during rescue

By Dawn Jorgenson - Graham Media Group

Santa Claus was spotted on the loose without his reindeer Tuesday, and he was holding up traffic.

The giant inflatable Santa Claus apparently broke free from the front of a home nearby in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, in the U.K., the BBB reported.

A taxi driver from the area who witnessed the ordeal said it was a little unusual.

“It was massive — bigger than my seven-seater car,” Muhammad Fareed said. “I saw it wobble and then come down onto the road. It did raise a smile.”

Fareed said by the time he passed Santa, he saw two men trying to pull the inflatable jolly old man off the roadway.

A few locals took to Twitter about the ordeal.

Luckily for all the good boys and girls, it appears Santa made his way safely back home -- for now.

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