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A Times Square Cookie Monster Was Stabbed Trying to Break Up a Halloween Brawl

The <i>Sesame Street</i> vigilante was injured after trying to break up a fight between a man dressed as an aviator who was apparently offended by another man's Native American costume over Halloween weekend.

by Allison Schaller
Oct 31 2016, 6:15pm

Photo via Flickr user Sarah_Ackerman

Photo via Flickr user Sarah_Ackerman

Last Saturday in the midst of Halloween craziness, one of the ubiquitous Times Square Cookie Monsters was stabbed in the back when he tried to break up a fight between a guy dressed up as a Tuskegee Airman and another man dressed as a Native American, the New York Post reports.

The trio reportedly collided on West 50th around 6 PM on Saturday night after the man in the pilot costume confronted the man wearing the Native American costume, deeming it offensive, and a fight between the two men broke out. When Christopher Ramos, the man in the Cookie Monster suit, stepped in to try and diffuse the brawl, the aviator allegedly pulled a knife from his shoe and plunged it through the Cookie Monster costume and into Ramos's back.

Ramos then went straight to the emergency room at Roosevelt Hospital after the tussle, but none of his injuries were life-threatening, according to an NYPD representative who spoke with Gothamist.

The NYPD—who are no strangers to witnessing meltdowns at the city's tourist hotspot—are still looking for the short-tempered costumed pilot and the man dressed as a Native American.

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