Some hefty men dress up as Santa Claus because it’s a nice way to make a little extra cash, this time of year. But for others it's more a state of mind.
As part of his Micropolis series, WNYC's Arun Venugopal spent time with an attorney who bears a striking resemblance to St. Nick. That brings joy to some of his fellow New Yorkers — and unsettles others.
"You got the long beard, you're a jolly, older guy, they think 'He's Santa Claus!'" he explained. "Or 'He looks like Santa Claus! Why would he look like that if he wasn't Santa Claus!!?'"
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