Cookie Monster Arrested in Times Square for Shoving Child

Cookie Monster Arrested in Times Square for Shoving Child

When you find yourself in jail while dressed as Cookie Monster, it's about time to reevaluate your life. Yesterday afternoon, a man in a Cookie Monster costume was arrested in Times Square for allegedly shoving a 2-year-old boy while arguing with the child's mother over $2. 

According to the NYPD, 33-year-old Osvaldo Quiroz-Lopez posed for a picture with the boy, then ordered his mother to pay up. When the woman refused, the monster came right out of Quiroz-Lopez, as he swatted the boy out of the way in the midst of a screaming match with his mother.

Quiroz-Lopez was arrested and charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child. While he clearly lacks ethics, he's nowhere near as bad as the Anti-Semitic Elmo, aka Adam Sandler (not that Adam Sandler).

[via NY Daily News]

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