The naughty Santa Claus entered the bank, placed the wrapped gift on the counter, and told tellers, “This is not a joke.”
The suspect, who was dressed in a Santa Claus hat, beard and white gloves, then handed over a note demanding cash and advising that his gift contained an explosive device.
After being given an undisclosed amount of cash, the Santa impersonator made his getaway in a dark-colored vehicle instead of a sleigh.
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office bomb squad determined the gift was not actually an explosive device.
The suspect was still on the loose as of Monday afternoon.