It's like Martha Stewart always says: "Add a little color to any retail environment with the simple addition of a grotesquely murdered children's character." And if your kids ask why Elmo's lifeless corpse has been splayed out above them like a hideous trophy (on the off-chance they're able to do anything but stare up at him in silent, mouth-gaping horror), tell them he was caught stealing. Sure they'll need years of intensive therapy before they're able to form words again, but they've learned a valuable lesson about honesty.

Sources: CollegeHumor