For sheer Minnesotaness, a St. Paul father wins the award for understanding, considering the drunk St. Thomas student who barged into his house over the weekend ruined Santa Claus forever.
“The police did a nice job of calming them down and explaining the individual meant no harm,” Tom Sullivan tells the Pioneer Press. “Fortunately, it had a happy ending and no one will ever think of Santa the same way. If you’re going to have a break-in, this is the best kind — someone who means no harm and was looking for a place to sleep.”
A University of St. Thomas senior walked into the family’s unlocked home on Saturday night dressed as a zombie Santa. A zombie pub crawl had been underway since 4 that afternoon.
The incident sent a 14-year-old screaming into the street. The parents were out at the time.
“This guy ought to be examining his conscience … for what he did to those kids,” neighbor Margaret Marrinan told the paper. She’s also a Ramsey County judge.
It was homecoming at St. Thomas.