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Couple Claims Mall Security Kicked Them Out For Wearing Christmas Costumes

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File photo of a mall Santa Claus. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a mall Santa Claus. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBS Charlotte) — Two Nashville-area malls said “bah humbug” to a couple dressed up in Christmas costumes.

David and Bette Carter told WSMV-TV that Opry Mills Mall and the Rivergate Mall kicked them out for dressing up.

“As we were walking through the [Ospry Mills] mall, some young woman who was security there asked us to leave,” Bette Carter said.

The Carters said security told them to leave because they were interfering with the mall Santa. The couple states that they were doing nothing wrong.

“Just ‘Merry Christmas’ and stuff like that. Nothing offensive or anything,” David Carter told WSMV.

The Opry Mills Mall general manager apologized to the couple.

“We regret that we did not handle this correctly, knowing that they were just embracing the holiday season as we do,” the statement to WSMV read. “As valued shoppers, we hope they will accept our apology and an invitation to return to Opry Mills soon.”

Bette Carter declined the invite.

“I will never go back to a mall,” she told WSMV.

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