Fake Elmo arrested in Times Square

A fake Elmo was arrested in Times Square Tuesday night for allegedly aggressively soliciting tips. (WABC)

Another costumed character in Times Square has been busted by police.

The NYPD tweeted Tuesday night, "Just another day in Midtown South. Elmo arrested in Times Square."

Rosa Sanchez, 37, of Clifton, New Jersey, is charged with aggressive solicitation.

She was arrested by 10 plainclothes officers posing as tourists who took photos with her.

They took her into custody after she demanded cash in exchange for the pictures.

Several costumed characters have gotten into trouble with the law recently, leading to calls for them to be better regulated.

This Elmo was arrested as part of an NYPD sting dubbed Operation Sesame Street.
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