Chicago is well-known for its decades-long problems with crime and chaos, but this just feels like a whole ‘nother level:
Video shows a Santa getting pelted with eggs in Oak Park – and some people are asking, who in the world would do something like attack Jolly old St. Nick?
"Who would do something like attack jolly old St. Nick?" It's Chicago! They literally nicknamed it "Chiraq" because it's just awash in mad violence.
That's something poor old Santa, portrayed by local resident Adam White, found out when manning his post outside his brother's shop on the western side of the city:
White was at his post this past Saturday before heading over to his older brother's house just a block away, where he would meet families enjoying the village's Light up the Night event.
"The kids come running up to me," he said. "They hug me."
But at one point when no one else was around, someone else came running up to Jolly old St. Nick as he stood at his corner – but they weren't happy to see him."They just started throwing eggs at me, and it felt like some hard rocks or something – I don't know," White said. "You know, they hit me in the face, threw some from back, from the front. I was trying to push them off."
A nearby security camera captured the nasty prank:
Not cool, kids. Not cool.