A runaway reindeer broke free from Santa Claus at a US mall while the Big Man was inside visiting with children.
The reindeer escape happened outside the La Riva Mall in Dillon, KYSL in Summit County reported.
While Santa was inside listening to children's Christmas wish lists, the reindeer jumped over its enclosure, leading police officers on a healthy jog through town.
It was located on the other side of a nearby reservoir. The Summit County sheriff's office brought in another reindeer to lure the runaway and get it back into a trailer.