Sesame Street better have their bail money ready.
VIBE is extremely disappointed to report that Elmo was arrested in New York City. Well, to be fair, we should say an impersonator was nabbed by the police for acting like a crazed maniac dressed in a life size Elmo costume.
WebPro News reports:
This particular Elmo, whose real name has not been released to the public, was kicked out of Central Park for spouting anti-Semitic nastiness to whoever happened by. Kids, adults, fellow Elmo impersonators — it didn’t really matter. As a result, he was removed from the area and carted off to Metropolitan Hospital Center for psychological evaluation. Considering other street Elmos haven’t seen the guy in almost two weeks, his visit to the hospital might be along the lines of a temporary vacation. One can only hope so, anyway.According to Luis, a Peruvian immigrant who also works the streets for photo opportunities dressed as the beloved character, the lunatic in question is always spouting nonsense while on the job. “He would stop and say that we were all illegal immigrants and that people shouldn’t have their photos taken with us,” the impersonator explained.
Apparently, this psycho has the entire impersonator community infuriated.
Watch the Elmo in action below: