Man Accused Of Trying To Grab Girl While Dressed As Santa Claus Pleads Not Guilty

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A guy dubbed 'Bad Santa' was in court Tuesday morning.

Parma police say Anthony Russo dressed up like Jolly Old St. Nick and tried to grab a girl while she walked to school.

The girl ducked into a nearby business to get help.

Russo entered a not guilty plea in court.

His family insists Russo is just always in the Christmas spirit and likes to give away candy canes.

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