- Associated Press - Friday, December 25, 2015

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - After making his Christmas rounds, it appears Santa Claus may have stopped by city court.

The Herald of Rock Hill reports (https://bit.ly/1QMzQ0d) that longtime Municipal Judge Ray Long has white hair and a beard and with his red vest looked like Saint Nick holding court on Friday.

One case involved a woman arrested late Christmas Eve for shoplifting.

She said she only had enough money to buy one present for her disabled 7-year-old son and tried to get a second without paying. Long said if she had come by the Police Department earlier, someone would have helped.

He then reached into his wallet, took out some money and asked a police officer to buy a toy from a nearby drug store. The officer and a jail worker also pitched in.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide