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Man dressed in Santa hat arrested

CHICAGO, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A man wearing a Santa hat and a fake fur coat apparently wasn't in a holiday spirit when he as asked to leave a Chicago store, police said.

Adam Klimek, 35, was asked to leave the Brown Elephant store because he allegedly was swearing at customers and appeared to be drunk, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

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As Klimek, of Uptown, was being escorted out of the store, he allegedly pushed a store worker and fled the scene. Police caught him a block later.

When police told him he was under arrest and handcuffed him, he allegedly spit at an officer and kicked her in the shin, causing bruises and swelling.

Klimek was charged with felony aggravated battery to police, and misdemeanor counts of battery and criminal trespass.

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