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Times Square’s ‘creepy’ costumed
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Posted By: Imright, 9/10/2019 11:09:31 AM

That’s a lot of tickling.The Times Square Elmo busted for grabbing a 14-year-old girl’s rear while posing for a photo is far from an isolated incident, according to a new report that found the handsy panhandlers touched an average 24 people per hour without consent.“This is Times Square. Quirky is fine, but creepy is not,” said Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, which commissioned the report and also found that more than a third of American tourists had a gripe with the costumed creeps.Forty-seven percent of New Yorkers said that they’ve had an “unpleasant interaction” with one of the pushy plushies or other street hustlers

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chumley 9/10/2019 11:55:09 AM (No. 176319)
Why would anyone go to that horrible place? Prices are out of this world due to heavy taxation, people are the rudest in the nation, weirdos and the mentally ill abound and only the criminals are allowed to carry guns. No thanks. I'll stay in flyover country.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bigfatslob 9/10/2019 11:56:24 AM (No. 176321)
Finally a place where Joe Biden can go to 'hang out'.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: LadyHen 9/10/2019 12:01:20 PM (No. 176326)
They let panhandlers and possible crazies don kid magnet total coverage costumes and touch children. No background checks, no security. Are they insane?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: BillW. 9/10/2019 12:04:17 PM (No. 176331)
But, but, the mayor seemed so reasonable chatting with Tucker last week. Surely, he's already putting a stop to this sort of thing. KAG
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ribicon 9/10/2019 12:22:34 PM (No. 176345)
I envision Carlos Danger working a side gig as Touch Me Elmo.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Smart11344 9/10/2019 1:23:02 PM (No. 176401)
Why is it the New Years Eve looked better on television in black and white? Could it be there were no freaks and the hosts were actually talented?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MickTurn 9/10/2019 6:23:35 PM (No. 176652)
All Democraps no doubt!
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