Cookie Monster grabs 16-year-old girl’s chest mistaking it for cookiesBy Mason White 6:14 PM April 15, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A man dressed as Cookie Monster was arrested on charges of harassment after allegedly grabbing a girl’s chest, thinking they were cookies, police in New York said.
The New York Police Department said that the 16-year-old tourist of Wisconsin, was groped in Times Square on Sunday, as she was among a group visiting the city.
The Cookie Monster was identified as 48-year-old Ranulfo Perez of New Jersey. He was working in Times Square dressed as Cookie Monster, looking to earn some cash.
According to the police investigation, the unidentified teenager was walking with her group outside Toys ‘R’ Us around 5:30 p.m., when Perez pulled her into a hug and grabbed her chest.
Perez was arrested at the scene and charged with forcible touching and harassment.