The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, decided that he could help the people who had lost so much in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. He traveled around New Jersey and Staten Island with a full police escort and sirens blaring.
Officers from New York and New Jersey, as well as local agents of the FBI, acted as security. The officers accompanying the man helped in choosing locations where people were truly in need and made sure he did not get mobbed.
The man, quoted by The Associated Press, said:
“It’s about the random acts of kindness. I’m just setting an example, and if 10% of the people who see me emulate what I’m doing, anybody can be a Secret Santa!”