NEW YORK (November 30, 2012)—A Kansas City businessman posing as "Secret Santa" is giving away $100,000 this holiday season and he spent a day in New Jersey and New York giving money to people who lost their belongings or homes to Superstorm Sandy.
The Secret Santa says is not the issue, but instead says it’s about random acts of kindness.
Secret Santa started his East Coast visit Thursday in Elizabeth, N.J.
In Staten Island, the anonymous Santa walked up to surprised residents and thrust $100 bills into their hands.
He said he is setting an example and hopes others will follow.
Keeping close watch over the cash handouts was his security entourage of police officers in uniform from New York and New Jersey, plus FBI agents.
Some wore red caps marked with the word "elf."