"The kids started crying: 'That's Santa's car! That's Santa's car!' But this grinch just went ahead and fined me anyways," Santa told the Daily News.
Chip Cafiero said he'll fight the $115 ticket he got in Brooklyn on Black Friday when he was dressed as Santa.
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The 60-year-old retired schoolteacher was riding a horse-drawn carriage and handing out toys and candy canes. A sport utility vehicle carrying the toys and protecting the horse from traffic was double parked next to him.
Santa said he yelled "Ho! Ho! Ho!" to get the traffic agent's attention because the SUV wasn't blocking traffic. But in his words, "This grinch just went ahead and fined me."
State Sen. Martin Golden, a former cop, called the parking ticket "ridiculous."
Police officials declined comment.