Why Was This Autistic Girl Denied by Mall Santa?

According to NBC4, a Southern California mall had to apologize to a seven-year-old autistic girl after Santa Claus denied her because she was with her service pit bull.

On Sunday, the girl’s family visited the mall in Mission Viejo to have her photo taken only to have Santa say that he wouldn’t let her near him because “those dogs eat people.”

Even after her family offered to take her dog Pup-Cake out of the mall, he still refused to take a photo with her.

On Wednesday, NBC4 reported that Santa and his elf were reassigned to a different mall.