At one point, Santa was standing proudly... other times, he was flat on his back, per hijinks.
And through some detective work (our fee: $200 per day plus expenses) and some reader comments, we learned how Santa came
to town to the park. (Early reports that Santa was nabbed from a lobby turned out to be incorrect.)
This Santa had been holding forth outside East Village Social on St. Mark's Place this past holiday season.
On Sunday night, someone from the bar transported SC to his new resting place... here's a video via Instagram showing Santa on the move (to the gentle strains of George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord."