Posts tagged elmo
“Elmo bad. Elmo go to jail.”
“A homeless man who went on an anti-Semitic tirade in New York City’s Times Square while dressed as Elmo is facing prison time for a plot to extort $2 million from the Girl Scouts.”
Clearly the most important story in NYC today is a NY Post reporter going undercover as a Winnie the Pooh in Times Square.
The story has everything you would expect from the Post: a gang of costumed bullies, led by Minnie Mouse; a friendly Spider-Man, who tells Pooh he won’t make money holding a honey pot; and an Elmo, an Alvin the Chipmunk and a Hello Kitty who don’t speak English.
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)
I saw an Elmo digging through the trash in Times Square the last time I was in NY. I wonder if he was the one who went mental…