Cookie Monster stabbed in the back after trying to stop a fight between fighter pilot and American Indian
|Cookie Monster (illustration)|
Police are looking to arrest a man on a charge of assault after allegedly stabbing Cookie Monster, who was trying to stop a fight, according to police in New York.
The New York Police Department said that the incident unfolded on Saturday around 6:00 p.m. in Times Square, where people dress as characters to collects tips from tourists in exchange for photos.
24-year-old Christopher Ramos told police that he dressed as Cookie Monster in order to collect tips from tourists.
At some point, a fight broke out between a 30-year-old man who was dressed as a fighter pilot and a man who was dressed as an American Indian.
Ramos stepped in to try to stop the fight, but the 30-year-old man pulled out a knife and stabbed Cookie Monster in the back.
Ramos was taken to the St. Luke’s Hospital, where he is being treated for a lacerated spleen. The injury is not considered to be life threatening.
So far, no arrests have been made.