In a story with shades of the Chucky series, a mother in Tampa was shocked to discover that a talking Elmo doll was making death threats to her son.
Melissa Bowman claims that the Elmo Knows Your Name doll she gave to her 2-year-old son James repeatedly said the phrase "Kill James" in an eerie sing-song voice:
"It's not something that really you would think would ever come out of a toy. But once I heard, I was just kind of distraught."
Thinking that perhaps Elmo's voice was impaired due to low power, she replaced the batteries on the doll. BUT ELMO KEPT THREATENING TO KILL HER SON!!!!
James is now no longer allowed to play with Elmo Knows Your Name. Fisher-Price is investigating.