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Cops issue warning over man dressed as Cookie Monster in California

By T.K. Randall
February 27, 2023 · Comment icon 17 comments

At least he's easy to spot... Image Credit: Twitter / @MistralWinds
Police are warning tourists to stay away from an irate, conspiracy-driven Muppet that has been spotted in Santa Cruz.
He's tall, blue, fuzzy and he (presumably) likes to stuff his face with circular baked snacks, but this is one incarnation of Sesame Street's iconic cookie-obsessed character that you are probably best steering well clear of.

According to police, the life-sized Muppet has been spotted around Santa Cruz and is known to approach tourists and bombard them with angry, conspiracy-laden rants.

The man behind the mask is 59-year-old Adam Sandler (no, not that Adam Sandler), who was previously arrested back in 2012 for ranting in Times Square while dressed as Elmo.
At the time, his disorderly conduct saw him branded "Evil Elmo" by the local press.

Now he's back as the Cookie Monster and cops are keeping a close eye on him.

"Steer clear [of] him," said Santa Cruz police spokesperson Joyce Blaschke.

"We are getting calls from people who say he is 'creepy.' Based on his history, we advise the public to not engage with this individual."

Source: New York Post | Comments (17)

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Comment icon #8 Posted by Black Red Devil 1 year ago
"We are getting calls from people who say he is 'creepy.' Based on his history, we advise the public to not engage with this individual." OK, he's on ignore as we speak.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Jon the frog 1 year ago
New kind of furry ?
Comment icon #10 Posted by Stiff 1 year ago
I know why he's miffed...  
Comment icon #11 Posted by Alchopwn 1 year ago
Oh god, he was another Elmo victim?  The poor guy, that's horrible!
Comment icon #12 Posted by Nuclear Wessel 1 year ago
"Ex-communicated", as he would put it.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Scholar4Truth 1 year ago
He is looking for his cookies someone stole them.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Grim Reaper 6 1 year ago
Dam I knew teasing him would turn out bad for everyone concerned Cookie Monster finally snapped, oh well hopefully he will get the help he needs!
Comment icon #15 Posted by flying squid 1 year ago
Cookie Monster is on the live tour, visiting the UM forum members.
Comment icon #16 Posted by pellinore 5 months ago
You've been busted, @Electric Scooter
Comment icon #17 Posted by Electric Scooter 5 months ago
Thank @pellinore people as I was unaware of this and I have temporality suspended your ex-communications to enjoy the humour. Sadly I have never been to California lmao.

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