Fired SF Santa appears on "The Tonight Show"

SAN FRANCISCO

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that John Toomey appeared on the show on Thursday.

Toomey lost his 20-year job playing St. Nick at the Macy's store last weekend after an adult couple complained about a joke he made. Toomey apparently told them he knows where all the naughty boys and girls live when they asked why he was so jolly.

He has since taken up a position playing Santa at Lefty O'Doul's, a nearby pub. His first day on the job is Friday.

Toomey will be available at the pub each day from 3 to 8 p.m. through Christmas Eve. And he will be allowed to tell jokes.

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