Brea police: 'Dear Santa, I'm sorry I stole your red suit. I was drunk and made some poor choices'

( Brea Police Department )

A social media post by the Brea Police Department is catching steam on the internet after the department posted a photo of a man in a Santa Claus suit sleeping inside a jail cell. 

It turns out the man in the Santa suit was a suspect in the burglary of a storage shed from a local church Tuesday morning, where, police say, he likely got the Santa suit.

The man was arrested for burglary.

"Dear Santa, I'm sorry I stole your red suit. I was drunk and made some poor choices.  I know it's only October. And it's hot. Too hot for this suit.  But I was drunk. Poor choices. Sincerely, Drunk Santa Suit Criminal," read a tweet by the Brea Police Department.

Police have not released the identity of the suspect but say he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs when officers found him inside his car at about 7 a.m. in the 600 block of Balsa Avenue in Brea.

Looks like someone just made Santa's naughty list.