A man dressed as Santa delivering toys in the US was shot in the back with a pellet gun as he walked down the street.
Police in Washington DC say the man heard a popping sound and felt a sharp pain in the incident yesterday morning, and is recovering.
Video posted on the website of WJLA-TV shows the man waving and walking down the street and exclaiming: "This is awesome."
He starts to say "Merry Christmas" when suddenly he turns around, shouts in pain and says he has been shot in the back with a pellet gun.
He was taken to a hospital but is OK.
The man's name was not released, but he says on the video he is glad no one else got hurt.