Florida: You Better Watch Out

You Better Watch Out

Merchants in Fort Myers are a little merrier about security this holiday season. Eleven police officers in Santa suits, complete with white beards, candy canes and hidden firearms, are patrolling the town's stores, keeping an eye out for grinches who would steal Christmas goodies. Already one Santa cop has nabbed a thief carrying off more than $1,000 in merchandise.

Operation Saint Nicholas has recruited veteran Santas to train officers in the niceties of the role, including patience with children, the proper shades of blush and, of course, the art of padding. So, with all those undercover Santas around, Fort Myers residents...

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