‘Creepy’ Cookie Monster terrorizing town, cops warn: ‘Steer clear’

Can you tell me how to get far, far away from Sesame Street?

Santa Cruz residents have been instructed not to engage with a man dressing as the Cookie Monster, who police say has been yelling obscenities and taunting locals enjoying a stroll along the California coastal city’s boardwalk.

Santa Cruz police say the “Sesame Street”‘ wannabe has been harassing parents to pay him to pose in photos with their children.

“We are getting calls from people who say he is ‘creepy,’” police spokeswoman Joyce Blaschke told local affiliate KRON. “Based on his history, we advise the public to not engage with this individual. Steer clear from him.”

Blaschke added, “I would not take a photo with him.”

Santa Cruz police confirmed to The Post the suspect’s name is Adam Sandler, 59, no relation to the “Uncut Gems” star.

The Post reported in 2013 that a man by the name of Dan Sandler shouted anti-Semitic diatribes at NYC tourists while dressed as the red “Sesame Street” muppet Elmo.

He got slapped with one year in jail after threatening to spread false rumors tying the Girl Scouts to a “rape camp” in Cambodia.

“I accept the fact I committed a crime, but I’m not in anyway sorry to the Girl Scouts organization,” he said in Manhattan Criminal Court at the time.

The Post reported he had also been arrested in San Francisco, where prosecutors said he grabbed a kid while panhandling in his furry Elmo costume.

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