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Police Arrest Grandfather Frost


From The Moscow Times:

A drunken man dressed up as Grandfather Frost was detained in Kaliningrad for trying to forcibly sell goodies on Old New Year's Eve.

Police picked up the drunken Ded Moroz for trying to intimidate pedestrians into purchasing chocolate from him Tuesday evening on Kaliningrad's central square, Interfax reported.


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