A man in brown to rival the man in red - Fayetteville Observer If Santa takes a wrong turn while zipping around Fayetteville on Christmas Eve, he could do worse than running into Thad Lucas. Lucas - clad in the plain brown uniform of a United Parcel Service driver - couldn't look any less like Santa. But after four decades of delivering parcels across the city, the jolly 62-year-old knows a thing or two about getting a package where it needs to go. "This is my 40th Christmas," said Lucas, the pride evident in his voice. "I kinda look forward to it." He's seen the Christmas rush time and again and takes it in stride, his routine smooth and his manner assured.