An Elmo Arrested in Times Square, Again

September 17, 2014 | Sophie Weiner

Yesterday, the NYPD tweeted a photo of a woman wearing a fuzzy red Elmo suit in handcuffs with her back turned. The 37-year-old woman was arrested when police saw her asking a passerby for cash. They said she will be charged with aggressive solicitation. 

This weekend, two men dressed as Spider-Man and Batman were arrested, along with a drunk man who was involved in an altercation. The City Council also announced last week that they are considering a bill that would regulate the mascots, or “the little terrorists,” as one cop had called them in print.

(Image: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)