Sacramento Man Dressed As Santa Gets Rescued From Power Lines


A man hoping to spread some Christmas cheer had to be rescued after a sleigh-ride snafu.

Dressed as Santa Claus, the man had been using a motorized personal aircraft to deliver candy canes to children in a suburb of Sacramento, California when he got caught up in some power lines, officials said. He was later helped to safety by the Sacramento Fire Department.

"We typically don't respond to a 'Rudolph lane-changed me' call, but when you get multiple calls ... it's best to go check it out," the California Highway Patrol of North Sacramento wrote on Facebook Sunday, sharing photos of the incident that showed the man tangled up in the wires.

"Turns out Santa was trying to get some last-minute fun in before the holiday and got into a hot wire situation," the CHP quipped. "Don't worry! ... he wasn't hurt and @metro_fire_sacramento is helping him down."