CLEBURNE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A man was arrested for trespassing after telling children Santa wasn’t real at a church event in Cleburne Saturday morning.

Cleburne Police responded to St. Mark United Methodist Church on the 1100 block of W. Chambers around 10 a.m. for a trespassing complaint at a Breakfast with Santa event.

mugshot Man Arrested For Trespassing After Telling Kids Santa Isnt Real At Cleburne Church

Aaron Urbanski mugshot. (Cleburne PD)

Aaron Urbanski, 31, and two other people were protesting at the event and refused to leave the property after being asked multiple times by a church representative.

While children were eating pancakes and spending time with Santa in efforts to raise money to help buy presents for kids in need, police said Urbanski was telling children Santa wasn’t real.

He was arrested for criminal trespass after causing a disturbance.

“We love Santa Clause,” said Mayor Scott Cain. “We love Christmas in Cleburne, Texas. And I hope those protestors know they are probably going to get a big lump of coal instead of being on the nice list.”

A church member, who said she still believes in Santa, agrees.

“Christmas is love,” said Gayle Anderson. “It’s not Santa. Christmas is love an love is giving. If you want to give through Santa that’s…I still believe in Santa you know.”

The city Christmas parade is Sunday. The mayor said Santa will be protected with undercover officers.

Comments (3)
  1. Tony Williams says:

    This man is wrong. There may not be a Santa Claus person but he is definitely real. When my daughter was little she asked me if Santa Claus was real. I told her, “No, there is no real person Santa Claus but there is a real Santa Claus spirit that lives in us all. It’s just easier to see him at Christmastime. ”
    I reminded her of when she had recently told me she wanted to get a Christmas present for her little brother. I said, “That was Santa Claus in you” And then I mentioned how it explained another Santa question she had asked me once, how does Santa Claus go to every house in he world in one night. I said. as I pointed to my heart,” Because he’s already there”.

    So yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and he lives within us all.

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