SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA POLICE WARN EVERYONE TO STAY AWAY FROM COOKIE MONSTER
I’m the parent of an 8-year-old. So I tend to have an awareness of kids television shows I’d otherwise be embarrassed about. And they are many and myriad! But even if you aren’t the parent of a normally media consuming child, you know the cookie monster. Shoot, you not only know the Sesame Street character, you remember him and at least one of his songs! So you’ll possible be creeped out to hear that the cookie monster is in the news, and not in a good way. Someone dressed as the blue cookie eating kid’s show character has been creeping people out in Santa Cruz, California since January. It’s been such an issue that local police have warned people not to approach him. Or her. Them? It?
PERSON DRESSED IN FULL-BODY COOKIE MONSTER SUIT HAS BEEN BELLIGERENT AND AGGRESSIVE
The Santa Cruz cookie monster has been belligerent and causing trouble out in public. Imagine walking down the street in your own town, maybe with your family, and an adult sized person wearing blue fur approaches you, yelling incoherently and threatening you. Wouldn’t that creep you out? Because it (or him/her) has been doing this to lots of folks for some time now. One tourist visiting Santa Cruz said, “It’s the creepy monster not the Cookie Monster.” Indeed! Maybe it’s time for Sesame Street to add a new character, a bitter blue person who confuses dog biscuits for cookies and can’t get over it.
PERSON WEARING COOKIE MONSTER SUIT HAS BEEN HARASSING PEOPLE SINCE JANUARY, BUT WHY?
But police are taking this seriously, though they have failed so far to apprehend whoever this adult is dressed up in a full-body cookie monster suit. Which is odd, frankly, because no one could possibly run fast or far wearing such an outfit. Yet they’ve issued an official warning for everyone to not approach said person/creature, as the blue fur threat level seems to have increased of late. One person who works locally made an interesting observation, though. This belligerent, aggressive blue idiot first showed up with their antics on the very same day that Sesame Street creator Lloyd Morrisett died in January.
What does it all mean?