Real life Grinch ruins Christmas parade

(NBC) - A real-life Grinch left children in tears at Florida's Festival of Lights on Saturday.

Cell phone video shows the man in the middle of the excitement, holding a large sign and screaming "There is no Santa Claus!" as children waited in line to see Santa.

Some people said it's heartbreaking that the man stood there for hours just to hurt little kids.

Cape Coral police were at the event but said they couldn't do anything because the man was exercising his freedom of speech.