Santa throws money; gets thrown out of Mall of America

Tyler Ketz won $6,000 playing the slots recently. His first child was also born. So Tyler was feeling good about life and wanted to spread it around a bit.

So he went to the Mall of America over the weekend, went up to the fourth floor and started throwing money to the people below, Fox 9 reports.

“I thought is there something better I can do with this money?” said Ketz. “What else can I do with this? Why is it burning a hole in my pocket?”

The shoppers were cool with the idea. The mall authorities were not.

They threw him off the property and banned him for 24 hours.

“The message is: it’s the Christmas spirit,” said Ketz. “To give, to care for people you don’t know. Show love to your fellow human. It doesn’t matter who or what class they are.”

“The safety and security of our guests has and always will be our top priority. In an effort to help guests give back, Mall of America hosts several charity partners onsite,” the mall said in a statement.