A not-so-secret Santa who claimed he was just trying to spread some holiday cheer after a "really tough year" was arrested on Black Friday for "making it snow" dollar bills on the heads of Mall of America shoppers.
Serge Vorobyov, 29, of Apple Valley, Minnesota, was filmed dropping $1,000 in singles from the mall's third floor as shoppers gathered bellow.
Vorobyov even timed his money drop with a choir's performance of "Let It Snow" for added effect.
"I wanted to do some sort of pay it forward kind of thing," he says in the video after explaining that 2013 had been particularly rough on him.
Between his "horrible divorce" and losing his car hauling business, Vorobyov says he used his "last $1,000" in an effort to spread some positivity.
Vorobyov even invited his estranged wife to attend the festivities, but she rejected the offer.
"I don’t see how holiday cheer is disorderly conduct," Vorobyov says in his explanation video.