Maine Mall Fires Santa Claus for Being Rude to Kids

| by Michael Allen

The Maine Mall in Portland, Maine has fired their Santa Claus because he was rude to children and did not allow a little girl to sit on his lap.

The mother of 6-year-old Chantel Mailhiot says the Santa Claus wouldn't let Chantel sit on his lap after she decided not to buy a photo package for $20, reports WGME-TV.

Chantel asked Santa for an 'American Girl doll,' but he replied "American football."

The story received hundreds of comments when it was posted on Facebook, with others sharing similar experiences such as getting "dirty looks" from the Santa.

WGME-TV contacted the Santa, but he chose not to comment. The Maine Mall hopes to have a new Santa in place on Thursday.