Mall Santa dives for cover in shooting
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Santa at Portland's Clackamas Town Center Mall says he was waiting for the next child's Christmas wish when shots rang out, causing the mall to erupt into chaos.
About to invite a child to hop onto his lap, 68-year-old Brance Wilson instead dove for the floor and kept his head down as he heard shots being fired upstairs in the mall.
Wilson says he thought his rad suit "was a pretty good target." Families waiting for Santa scattered. More shots followed, and Wilson crept away for better cover.
Clackamas Town Center is one of the Portland area's biggest and busiest malls, with 185 stores and a 20-screen movie theater.