The man in the red Elmo costume was back to work in Central Park on Tuesday, but under the mask, he was not smiling. He was behind in tips he earns by posing for photographs with tourists. He said he had gotten a late start because he was not released from a psychiatric evaluation at a nearby hospital until midmorning.
And that’s just the beginning of what is turning out to be a crazy story about that creepy Elmo from Times Square. ("Beneath a Ranting Elmo’s Mask, a Man with a Disturbing Past" via the NYT)