Jun 26, 2012 05:49 PM EDT
A man dressed as "Elmo" was taken away in handcuffs in New York City's Central Park on Sunday after making anti-Semitic remarks to pedestrians. The arrest was captured on video, which shows angry parents telling the man dressed as the Sesame Street character to get a real job. It also shows some children who were visibly upset by the turn of events, crying.
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According to the Daily Mail, the costumed man urged people to read the anti-Semitic pamphlet written by Henry Ford titled: "The International Jew".
When told to get a real job by angry parents, he responded: "I'm not making money because the Jewish cops have got to keep harassing me."
The man, although taken away in handcuffs, was not officially arrested. According to the New York Times, he was reportedly taken to the Metropolitan Hospital Center for a psychological evaluation.
This was not the first time the unnamed man shouted verbal obscenities and abuse towards Jews while wearing an Elmo costume. He was also previously spotted yelling abuse between 42nd and 43rd Streets in Times Square.
The Sesame Street Workshop released a statement in light of the Elmo impersonator, saying: "The 'Sesame Street' Muppets are known the world over, and we do not condone unauthorized representations of our characters."
See the video below.
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