Times Square Cookie Monster arrested
A man dressed as Cookie Monster in Times Square was charged Tuesday after he allegedly pushed a 2-year-old boy to the ground because the boy’s mom did not give him a tip.
“Give me money! Give me money! I get $2 for photo,” 33-year-old Osvaldo Quiroz-Lopez allegedly shouted at the boy’s mom Sunday after he posed for photos with the toddler, the New York Post reports.
The boy’s mom, Parmita Katkar of Stamford, Conn., told Quiroz-Lopez that she did not have any cash on her. The man then allegedly cursed out the mom and son before pushing the boy to the ground.
Quiroz-Lopez was charged with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.