Stranded Santa Claus Rescued By Some Local Heroes



A Santa Claus in SALT LAKE CITY found himself stranded on Christmas morning while he was on his way to deliver some Christmas presents.

Steven Macey, 66, was a Santa-for-hire dressed in a red santa suit was on his way to deliver some presents when his car overheated and eventually caught fire early on Christmas morning. Macey was not injured, but his car had seen better days. ding to Lone Peak Fire Battalion Chief Joseph McRae.

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Macey has been taking on the role of Santa for many families for decades. He makes appearances at Christmas Eve parties, and that morning he had an appointment at a home in Alpine, 30 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Soonafter the firefighters arrived, they extinguished the blaze, but the car was destroyed.
“He’s going to have to go back to using his sleigh. You can’t leave Santa stranded on the side of the road,” McRae said, the battalion chief gave Macey a ride to the nearby home so he could make his appointment.

“They were stunned when I came walking down the road — a Santa,” Macey said. “They all wanted pictures.”



After delivering the presents, the family of Alpine offered to let Macey borrow one of their vehicles, which he graciously accepted.

“It’s not a disastrous Christmas for me. As a matter of fact, it’s probably the greatest Christmas I’ve ever had in my entire life — to see people care and put their arms around me.”

Article: Huffington Post