I saw this story this morning on WKYC.com (Cleveland Channel 3):
AKRON — A local man switches places with a mall Santa Claus and surprises
his girlfriend with a marriage proposal.
This afternoon our news desk got a call from a viewer named Shawn Bammer
telling us to send a camera to Chapel Hill Mall, here’s why.
Shawn dressed up like Santa Claus because he knew his girlfriend would be
waiting in line to sit on Santa’s lap.
Before Bethany Moneypenny got up to the front of the line, Shawn and
the “real” Santa switched places.
Bethany unaware of the switch was surprised by Bammer asking for her
hand in marriage. She said yes.