He’s first on this year’s naughty list.
A drunk man swiped a Santa Claus costume from a church in California — and was photographed sporting it in jail while taking a long winter’s nap, police said.
The bad Santa, whose name wasn’t released, is accused of burglarizing a storage shed at the house of worship in Brea Tuesday, police said in a social media post.
“Dear Santa, I’m sorry I stole your red suit. I was drunk and made some poor choices. I know it’s only October. And it’s hot. Too hot for this suit. But I was drunk. Poor choices. Sincerely, Drunk Santa Suit Criminal,” the Brea Police Department wrote on Twitter.
A photo posted alongside a tweet shows the guy taking a hangover snooze — possibly with sugar plums dancing in his head — on a bench in the jail cell.
Cops say they found the alleged thief intoxicated inside his car at around 7 a.m. Tuesday. He was charged with burglary.