Santa stormed out of grotto, tore off his beard and swore at children during fire alarm

A Santa stormed out of his grotto, tore off his beard and shouted: “Get the f*** out!” in front of children.

The cranky Claus was working above a family rave when its smoke machine triggered a fire alarm.

Dad Adam Gaynor, at the Corn Exchange in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, U.K., said: “Everyone was clearing out. Santa came in and started shouting and swearing at people to leave. He was a disgrace.”

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Rave DJ Stuart Wilkin said Santa was “raging” — probably at the thumping music — and the alarm “was the final straw”.

The DJ said there was no excuse for Santa's behavior and the situation was "terrible" for everyone.

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Others defended Santa for helping clear the building. But Mr Gaynor said: “They didn’t see how upset the kids were.”

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