Santa Claus is coming to town and you better be good... because he's bringing a semi automatic rifle!

According to WOOD TV, a Detroit man who happened to post a photo of himself holding a semi automatic rifle while wearing his Santa suit claims his career has suffered and is suing the state of Michigan.

Calvin Congden (aka Santa) is an Army veteran that worked for Michigan's Child Protective Services. He claims that he lost favor with managers after he posted the edgy Santa photo on Facebook.

Congden claims a manager mentioned to co-workers that he looked crazy and be careful around him. Congden did resign after a settlement with his union.

Congden says complaints about the Facebook post caused the state to illegally retaliate against him which led to his resignation.

No word if Congden will be at an area mall this year taking kids' Christmas lists.