A MAN who played Santa Claus during a US mall has been barred from a selling centre after he was charged with groping an 18-year-old lady personification an elf.
Herbert Jones was expelled on $US1000 ($1090) bail after pleading not guilty on Monday to faulty attack and battery.
A decider systematic him to stay divided from a Hanover Mall and barred him from personification Santa anywhere tentative a outcome of his case.
Police contend a lady called them on Saturday to news that a 62-year-old Mr Jones had pinched her bum and done revealing comments. The dual worked during a Santa print booth.
Mr Jones, who has a genuine fuzzy white beard, denied touching a lady to military and mall management.