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VIDEO: Santas Brawl in Gramercy During SantaCon

By Ben Fractenberg | December 16, 2013 2:31pm
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MANHATTAN — These Santas were naughty.

Police responded to reports about a group of Santas brawling near Union Square Saturday night, the same day as SantaCon, according to the NYPD and a YouTube video posted over the weekend. 

The fight between about half a dozen people dressed in red Santa suits took place in front of Joe Jr. restaurant on Third Avenue between 16th and 17th streets, the video shows.

Several Kriss Kringles are seen punching and throwing each other to the ground during the nearly 90-second video.

None of the fighters were still at the scene when officers arrived, and no one subsequently filed a complaint with the police, the NYPD said.

It was not immediately clear whether the brawlers had taken part in SantaCon.

The annual pub crawl was moved from Midtown to the East Village this year after complaints of boorish behavior last year.