Watch out, folks! The police in Santa Cruz, California, want you to steer clear of a creepy man walking around town dressed as the Cookie Monster.
Although it’s not illegal to dress up as the beloved Sesame Street character, this guy has been identified as a local man named Adam Sandler, who has a history of making unpredictable vulgar comments.
The police department has received several complaints from people who find the man’s presence and comments uncomfortable and downright creepy. So, if you see him on the streets, just wave and walk away. Don’t engage with him, and don’t take any cookies he may offer you. Safety first, people!
Now, don’t panic, the police clarified that the creepy man walking around town dressed as the Cookie Monster did not commit any crime and the city of Santa Cruz or any local businesses did not employ, contract, or permit him. But if you witness any criminal activity or inappropriate behavior, don’t hesitate to call the police. They’re always happy to help, except when they’re chasing down donut trucks.
Some parents have asked if it’s safe for their children to take photos with the Cookie Monster. Well, that’s a tough one. The police department says it’s up to the parents to decide. But they also emphasize that it’s important to exercise caution around the individual due to his history of unpredictable behavior. So, if you do decide to take a photo, make sure to keep your distance and have your pepper spray at the ready.
Ultimately, this serves as a reminder that while one has the freedom to express themselves, it’s important to consider how their actions impact others. Perhaps opt for a less unsettling Muppet costume, such as Miss Piggy or Kermit the Frog.
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