A Brief History of Children's Characters Getting Arrested

Panhandling Elmo

When: October 2005
Where: Hollywood

Anti-Semitic Elmo wasn't the first Elmo to get locked up. In 2005, a man in an Elmo costume was arrested on Hollywood Boulevard for allegedly harassing tourists for tips. He wasn't alone either; people impersonating Mr. Incredible and the killer from Scream were arrested along with him. Prior to being charged for "aggressive begging," police paraded the crew of misfits along the Hollywood walk of Fame for tourists (and other impersonators) to see, turning it into a temporary Walk of Shame. 

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