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He should’ve stuck with his reindeer.
Santa Claus tried to parachute his sleigh into California for a practice run this weekend — just to get stuck in power lines.
The hapless St. Nick was shown dangling upside down high above a Sacramento street early Sunday in an ultralight-type aircraft “sleigh,” with his red, white and blue parachute tangled in the lines.
He was left hanging for at least an hour, with power cut to at least 200 homes before he could finally be rescued, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
“We typically don’t respond to a ‘Rudolph lane-changed me’ call, but when you get multiple calls … it’s best to go check it out,” the local California Highway Patrol tweeted.
“Turns out Santa was trying to get some last minute fun in before the holiday and got into a hot wire situation,” the force said.
Metro Fire of Sacramento shared video footage of the fully suited Santa — who was planning to give candy canes to neighborhood kids — finally being lowered to safety.
“We are happy to report Santa is uninjured and will be ready for Christmas next week,” the department said — adding, “But perhaps with a new sleigh!”
“Santa was out here, he was practicing his approaches and his take-offs to make sure that on Christmas Day he can deliver on his promises for all the kids throughout Sacramento, and really the whole world,” fire department Capt. Chris Vestal told reporters at the scene.
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