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Six Cartoon Characters Gone Bad

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Are we imagining it, or have cartoon characters been getting in touch with their wild side?

winnie the pooh bank robber

Last week, a Chicago man robbed a bank at gunpoint -- which sounds scary, if the guy hadn't been wielding a weapon while wearing a sweatshirt with a picture of Winnie the Pooh, that honey-eating, lovable, storybook bear. We're not trying to be critical of this guy's technique, but if you must rob a bank, don't just wear a cartoon character, BE a cartoon character, like these brave costume-wearing criminals did!

When Cartoon Characters Go Bad

Oh Bother! Winnie the Pooh Arrested

In 2008, Japanese police arrested a 20-year-old man who attacked and robbed two people while wearing a Winnie the Pooh costume. Masayuki Ishikawa -- sporting the beloved bear suit -- was with two friends who were dressed as a mouse and a panther. A police spokesman said Ishikawa and his friends beat up the two victims and stole $160 -- presumably to score some honey.

Pissed at the 'Happiest Place on Earth'

Protesters -- many dressed in Disney character costumes -- were led away in handcuffs Friday because of a contract dispute involving the 2,300 workers of three Disney-owned hotels. Families had to cross the picket line to get inside the park. How do you explain to your kid why Snow White is being driven away in a cop car?

Ruh Roh! Scooby Doo Drunk in Public

In July, a drunk spectator at an Australian sporting event ran onto the field in a Scooby Doo costume. The prankster, Nicholas Anthony Allen, fled the scene in a car and tossed the costume out the window. The Scooby Doo suit was traced back to its original costume shop. He was fined $500, and was denied Scooby Snacks for one week.

Holy Misdemeanor! Joker Arrested

Spencer Taylor, a Batman-obsessed 20-year-old from Michigan, was arrested for attempting to steal posters from a theater playing "The Dark Knight" flick. The joke was on him because he ended up spending 11 hours in jail and was fined $7,000. That'll wipe that smile off of his face.

Elmo: Tickle Me Busted

Two costumed impersonators -- typically seen hanging out in front of the famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood taking pictures with tourists -- were arrested in 2005 for harassing passersby for money. Elmo and Mr. Incredible were taken away at gunpoint and fined $100. Elmo was overheard saying "That gun tickles!"

Subway Sandwich Assaulted

Not technically a cartoon character costume, but certainly an adorable, deliciously tempting outfit, a Subway sandwich wearer/14-year-old was robbed of his tasty clothes as he stood outside a Subway shop passing out flyers. No word on whether the teens who perpetrated the crime were planning to wear the costume or eat it.

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