VIEW: Secret cops posing as Santa and elf suspect car thieves


The video shows that in Southern California, two suspected car thieves were arrested by Santa and a festive elf who were accidentally secret police.

It happened in Riverside on Thursday afternoon when camouflages targeted action against shoplifters and learned that “three suspicious men” were transporting a vehicle to steal, police said.

Video of a video of a secret officer arresting a suspected car thief as Santa Claus on Thursday in Riverside, California (Riverside Police Department)

The video shows a secret officer who, like Santa, is arresting a suspected car thief as a suspect on Thursday in Riverside, California.

The video shows an elf holding a gun on one of the suspected car thieves.

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“What’s wrong is that you tried to steal a car, but your buddy stole the car,” the elf says.

The video also shows Santa running to the other suspected car thief, grabbing him from behind and wrestling to the ground.

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The image in the video of a secret officer dressed as a festive elf with a gun to a car thief suspect.  (Riverside Police Headquarters)

The video shows a secret officer dressed as a festive elf with his gun on a car thief suspect. (Riverside Police Headquarters)

“Get him Santa,” a voice sounds to Santa as he runs toward the suspect.

According to the Riverside Police Department, the third suspect escaped a stolen Honda SUV that was later found abandoned.

Police said one of the suspects detained by Santa and the elf was released and the other was arrested on charges of drug possession and resistance to arrest.

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According to the department, the holiday shop theft enforcement program has been dubbed “Santa’s intervention.”