Cookie Monster stands accused
of shoving a 2-year-old. Super Mario was charged with groping a woman.
And Elmo was booked for berating tourists with anti-Semitic slurs. These so-called 'street entrepreneurs' roaming Times Square are not like the familiar children's characters we've come to love. A string of arrests in the last few months has brought unwelcome attention to the growing number of people who make a living by donning character outfits, and charging tourists a few dollars to pose with them in photos.