Muppet lovers were stunned to learn of the discovery made by local residents, Grace and her grama, of what at first appeared to be a chicken, as they made their way to Patrick Park one day this past July.
"At first glance we thought it was just another drunk chicken in a flower bed", the pair reported, "but on closer inspection, we were shocked and saddened to see it was not just any chicken, but Elmo from Sesame Street, dressed in a chicken costume...and wreaking of alcohol."
The reason for Elmo's unexpected demise is still unclear at this time. It is speculated that after a night of partying, an inebriated Elmo, making his way back to his owner's residence while still in costume, was likely accosted by the family dog, rendering the muppet unconscious, subsequently abandoning the toy in a flower bed on Roosevelt Street. Elmo Muppet, whose owner has yet to be contacted, remains among the flowers.
A reward is being offered for any information leading to the identification of the dog in question. At this time no charges have been filed and the dog is not considered a suspect, but is certainly a dog of interest.
If you have any information regarding the circumstances surrounding this case, please contact The Children's Television Workshop at 123 Sesame Street.
I had so much fun doing this layout! The story came about as we came across this poor Elmo toy in the flower bed on our way to the park. We made up a story as to how he came to rest here and it just kept going getting funnier and funnier!
For the "newspaper clipping" I printed my journaling on yellow/ivory cardstock to mimic newsprint leaving lines around the text boxes. I made the Sesame Street sign using rounded rectangles, a half circle and Studio skinny mini alphabet. Title font is Diesel Classic, stars are from the USA set and the negative is from the exclusive Archiver's photo strip border. Stitching is actually rubons.