It’s the craziest time of the year, and these Christmas crimes prove it.
To most people, Christmas is a happy and celebratory season.
For others, not so much.
The following list details the experiences of those people and their Christmas crimes.
Below, check out the 10 craziest Christmas crimes we might ever see.
A ceramic squirrel, blood, and 1 angry woman.
According to the Associated Press, a woman in South Carolina did not have a very merry Christmas.
In 2013, Helen Williams asked a man to bring home beer on Christmas Eve.
When he failed to do so because the store was closed, she allegedly hit the man in the head with a ceramic squirrel, and then stabbed him in the shoulder and chest.
Police then arrested her.
Snorting bath salts and Christmas decorating.
Police arrested an Ohio man after he broke into a home while high on bath salts and began to hang Christmas decorations.
Apparently, Vandalia police said Terry Trent entered his neighbor’s house through the back door. Once inside, he lit some candles for the coffee table, turned the television on and made himself comfortable. Trent even hung a Christmas wreath on the back garage door.
An 11-year-old boy finally discovered Trent sitting on the couch in the house. The boy proceeded to call his mom and the police resulting in Trent’s arrest.
Snakes under your Christmas tree?
Forget giving puppies for Christmas! Give the gift of snakes!
That’s what a Louisana man allegedly tried to do. Donald Laigast Jr. apparently stole 3 snakes from a pet store back in 2012.
Police said they received a call from the store owner claiming the cash register, a $600 Ball Python and two Boa snakes were missing.
Once police caught up with Laigast, he claimed the items were Christmas gifts for his son.
So is that multiple Christmas crimes?
Christmas cash not from your grandma.
This Santa robbed a bank during SantaCon.
San Francisco police reported that a man walked into a bank dressed as Santa Claus, handed the teller a note, and dipped with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The Santa then disappeared into the crowd of other Santas never to be discovered or arrested.
A heart attack over Barbie.
In 2014, a man faked a heart attack as a distraction while his accomplice stole a motorized Barbie car and vacation house.
Police caught the crime on Walmart surveillance footage.
The footage shows Gerard Dupree and Tarus Scott loading a cart with the Barbie car, a LeapFrog tablet, and a Barbie Glam vacation house.
Afterward, viewers can see Dupree clutch his chest and fall by the exit.
As witnesses stop to help Dupree, simultaneously, Scott runs off with the merchandise.
Dupree then miraculously recovers, exits the Walmart, and meets up with Scott in the parking lot and the pair take off together.
Don’t drink and drive your sleigh.
South Carolina police arrested a man for drunk driving a Christmas float in 2006.
David Allen Rodgers allegedly sped past another float during the parade!
When police caught up to the driver, they discovered an open alcohol container in the vehicle.
Seems like Rudolph should have driven.
There’s no Christmas ham this season, only waffles and fights.
A full-on brawl broke out on Christmas of 2018 in North Carolina.
A witness captured the fight on video.
Apparently, a woman instigated the fight at a Waffle House in Fayetteville and it escalated to involve several people.
Police arrested Jasmine Jackson and charged her with damage to real property, assault and battery, and simple misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
A real Grinch.
Chris Miller caught a person dressed in black stealing his Christmas lights.
Miller posted a video of the 2018 crime in La Quinta, California.
The comments question who would do such a thing. The Grinch, that’s who.
A Christmas tantrum makes for a “bad Christmas.”
A New Hampshire couple had a “bad Christmas” in 2009.
Police said that the his-and-hers assault charges were a result of an unwanted gift.
Heath Bloom complained about receiving a Wii video game system from Randi Young for Christmas. He actually wanted a remote control airplane.
Afterward, he grabbed Young by the hair and she turned around and hit him.
The worst crime of all.
Police arrested a Texas man after he told children Santa Claus was not real.
Aaron Urbanski destroyed the children’s dreams at a church during a Santa event.
After police responded to the disturbance they arrested Urbanski and charged him with criminal trespass.