Police in Kingston say they have laid charges after an intoxicated Grinch spoiled the town’s Santa Claus parade by telling children Old St. Nick doesn’t exist.

In a news release, police said a citizen alerted an officer about a man who was walking along the route of Saturday’s parade and telling children Santa Claus is not real.

Officers received a description of the man and had no difficulty in identifying him because of his unique hairstyle.

Police said the man’s hair was formed to look like horns protruding out of his head.

A 24-year-old man has been charged with causing a disturbance by being drunk and breach of probation. He is also facing a Liquor Licence Act charge of public intoxication.

Police did not release the man's name.

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