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Elmo Busted! Another Character Caught in NYC Crackdown

Elmo Arrest: Photo courtesy NYPD @nypdmts

Elmo Arrest: Photo courtesy NYPD @nypdmts

The other day it was Batman, and Spider-Man again. You can’t go anywhere without having to worry about a furry fiend! Today Elmo was booked for aggressive solicitation in Times Square. NYPD officers had previously been giving warnings for solicitation cases, but the recent violent encounters seems to have convinced the cops that more aggressive action needs to be taken to prevent out of control characters running amok in Times Square, a major tourist draw.

Elmo Shocked at Spidey Arrest

Elmo Shocked at Spidey Arrest

And think, just a few weeks ago it was Elmo who was shocked at Spider-Man’s arrest…

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The City of Cape Coral is Trying to Ban Elmo

Elmo at Auto Sound

Elmo at Auto Sound

They’re not trying to ban Elmo completely, but they are considering a ban on signage like the larger-than-life Elmo robot that stands in front of Auto Sound Cape Coral. City leaders are examining the signage ordinance, and may make amendments that would prohibit such things as moving mannequins like Elmo, and other signage such as people holding, flipping, and dancing with signs. It’s comforting that this is the most serious issue facing the city right now. According to the News-Press, the City is not anti-Elmo. Also, a quick drive around will make the abundance of signs immediately noticeable…

Cape Signs

Cape Signs

http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013304250020

UPDATE: Here’s ¬†Auto Sound with Elmo and the 2 female mannequins. They are all mechanized and move their signs around!

Auto Sounds Cape Coral

Auto Sound Cape Coral

 

Auto Sound Cape Coral

Auto Sound Cape Coral