A man dressed up like the Cookie Monster got arrested in Times Squarer this week for pushing a toddler. If it were an isolated incident it would be one thing, but there has also been some legal challenges for a costumed Elmo. 

There was a man in an Elmo costume last year who was shouting comments and obscenities at small children in New York City. Actually, the list of Sesame Street characters breaking the unacceptable behavior image is quite large. .