Elmo Cuffed After Hate Filled Rant
A man, dressed as Elmo, was spotted in Central Park Sunday afternoon.
Drawing the attention of children and others, the man began spewing anti-semantic statements. A witness video taped the unidentified man refusing to stop.
This is not the first time the man has turned Elmo into a hater.
A video taken last week shows shows the muppet ranting about a range of issues. Other videos, filmed in April and May, that appear to be the same Elmo are also on YouTube.
“Get a real job, you’re irritating kids,” one parent is seen saying to the costumed man.
“I’m not making money because the Jewish cops have got to keep harassing me!” he responds.
“If you start your own business in this city, Jews will harass you!”
The man was cuffed by police then loaded onto an ambulance. He was taken to New York-Presbyterian hospital.
Sesame Street representatives did not respond to a request for comment.