“Sesame Street” showdown: Elmo performer attacked

WINTER PARK, — Police in central Florida say a man dressed as the “Sesame Street” character was attacked Saturday at a music store in Winter Park Village, but Elmo was able to fend him off.

The fight broke out around 3 p.m. The costumed man had been hired to perform at a children’s event at Guitar Center, but police say the attacker went to Elmo and began throwing punches.

The performer fought back, and broke a few fingers on his attacker’s hand.

Police haven’t released the names of either men. Officers took the attacker to the hospital, where he was treated and detained for a mental health evaluation. Police say Elmo was unhurt, and that no children saw the fight.

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