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Man dressed as Elmo attacked

4 years ago Sunday, September 26, 2010 10:09:46 AM CDT September 26, 2010 Sunday, September 26 2010 Sep 26, 2010 in News
Source: Associated Press

Elmo was not tickled - he was in a tussle.

Police in central Florida say a man dressed as the "Sesame Street" character was attacked Saturday at a music store in Winter Park, but he was able to fend off the attacker.

The fight broke out around 3 p.m. The costumed man had been hired to perform as Elmo at a children's event at Guitar Center, but police say the attacker began throwing punches at Elmo.

The performer fought back, even breaking a few fingers on his attacker's hand.

Police haven't released the names of either man. Officers broke up the fight and took the attacker to the hospital, where he was treated and detained for a mental health evaluation. Police say Elmo was unhurt, and that no children saw the fight.

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