Arrest Me Elmo? Anti-Semitic Character Stirs Trouble

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NEW YORK — New York City street performers use their characters to attract an audience and cash flow, but a crazed Elmo attracted so much negative attention the police got involved.

According to the New York Times, a man dressed in a furry, red suit was ejected from Central Park on Sunday after unleashing an anti-Semitic rant on passersby.

The man, who was reportedly involved in similar episodes over the past few weeks,  was taken for a psychological evaluation, the Times reported.

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A YouTube video shows the accused Elmo in action.

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