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Dec. 1984 Santa Shot!

Picture from 1972 parade

Santa Claus  shot in the neck December 1, 1984, during the Santa Parade held in Marmora, December 1.

Madoc Detachment of Ontario Provincial Police said Santa was shot with a pellet rifle used by a 14 year old male living in the Marmora area. Corporal Rick Deering said the name of the youth could not be released, and charges were not laid.
"The matter was settled out of court, no charges were pressed on the child," said Deering.

Many Marmora residents watching the parade said later Santa Claus wasn't "himself" for the event.
Marmora Herald