At a shopping mall in Palm Beach, Florida last weekend, Santa Claus was supposed to repel down from the ceiling on a rope in front of a crowd of kids. But about halfway down, his fake beard got tangled in the rope.
--He eventually had to take his white beard and his wig OFF. And it took him several minutes to get down. The video on YouTube shows about two of those minutes, but he's still dangling when it ends.
(--Search for "Santa's Caught at Mall." His beard gets stuck around :35.)