Elmo Fights Back Against Attacker

Police in central Florida say a man dressed as the "Sesame Street" character Elmo was attacked Saturday at a music store in Winter Park, but he was able to fend off the attacker. He actually broke the fingers of the attacker's hand before police arrived.

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If something about Elmo makes you edgy, you're not alone. But be careful what you do about it, because the "Sesame Street" character can take care of himself. A man in Winter Park, Florida was hired to perform at a music store. He dressed as the red, furry monster with the high-pitched voice. Suddenly, a man threw punches at Elmo, and Elmo fought back. He actually broke the fingers of the attacker's hand before police arrived.

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