Drunk Man, 32, Arrested After Telling Police His Name Was "Kris Kringle"

After being arrested early today for disorderly intoxication, a 32-year-old Florida man compounded matters by telling cops that his name was “Kris Kringle” and that he was born in 1935.

According to police, Casey Arundel was escorted from a St. Petersburg bar around 2:40 AM for “starting a fight with security personnel and other patrons.” When later approached by police, the “highly intoxicated” Arundel “continued his aggressive and belligerent behavior,” which triggered his arrest.

After being detained, Arundel “provided his name as Kris Kringle with a date of birth of 11/7/1935,” according to a criminal complaint. “The defendant denied having any photo identification on his person to confirm,” cops added.

Arundel’s true identity was later determined when investigators found his driver’s license “on his person.”

Seen in the above photos, Arundel, a Seminole resident, was charged with disorderly intoxication and providing a false name to a law enforcement officer, both misdemeanors.

Arundel, who was arrested last year for drunk driving, is being held in the county jail in lieu of $250 bond.