Tampa, Fla (The Weekly Vice) - A family in Florida bought what they hoped would be an irresistibly cute new toy for their 2 year old son James Bowman. What they got was a very very naughty Elmo instead.
The programmable "Elmo Knows Your Name" doll is a specially designed to learn and repeat it's owner's name along with other owner preferences. After the family changed the toy's batteries, Elmo had a change of heart. Give Elmo a squeeze and he now says "Kill James" instead.
"It's not something that really you would think would ever come out of a toy," said James' mother, Melissa. "But once I heard, I was just kind of distraught."
"This is his absolute favorite toy, So we've been going through a lot of hassle because he's trying to climb up the counter and up the closets to get it," she added.
The toy's manufacturer has stated it will inspect the toy in an effort to determine the source of the problem. It also plans to see if other "Elmo Knows Your Name" dolls are experiencing the same problem. The company also stated that it would issue the family a voucher to replace the doll.
The Weekly Vice
Initial report by Peter Bernard
February 22, 2008
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