Thugs set upon man wearing Santa costume

Wednesday, January 04, 2006 | 
Amid New Year’s Eve festivities, Alexei Shtukin, 42, decided to dress up as Santa Claus “just for fun.” But when Shutkin and his wife arrived to pick up their 14-year-old daughter who had been at a New Year’s party, a group pf young people at the Dome nightclub in Tel Aviv jumped him and beat him up as they shouted, “Dead Christian.” Shtukin finally escaped and rushed to the hospital where doctors found that his nose had been broken and that he had suffered injuries throughout his body. “When we came to Israel, we thought, here there are no thugs in the street like in Russia,” Alexei said. “It seems we were wrong.”

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