Man dressed as Cookie Monster pulls gun and demands free drink from smoothie shop

Cookie Monster (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Cookie Monster's appetite expanded from cookies to drinks this week, police in Michigan said.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department said that around 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, a man dressed as Cookie Monster entered the Tropical Smoothie shop located on 28th Street SE, and pulled out a weapon.

He ordered a drink, and fled from the store without paying for the item. The manager of the store immediately called the police, but the suspect managed to escape.

Police recovered the weapon used in the robbery. The following day, the police managed to arrest the suspect, who was not yet identified.

The suspect was charged with fleeing and eluding a police officer, and retail fraud. He was booked into the Kent County Correctional Facility.