The alleged assault took place at the Pennsylvania Street plaza outside Conseco Fieldhouse before the Milwaukee Bucks-Indiana Pacers game. Marion County Dispatch.
The woman apparently took a picture of Santa, then ripped the beard off Santa's face.
One can imagine that had to hurt. Santa said the woman appeared inebriated. Apparently police discovered a bottle of vodka hidden under her shirt. Tricia was arrested for misdemeanor battery. Two others, a 19-year-old man from Indianapolis and an 18-year-old woman from Zionsville, were also arrested on alcohol charges. There was no report of any injury to the reindeer. Santa is now safe and under the protection of his body guard pictured above.