Via Gothamist Contribute:

last night, i started to photograph this gigantic teddy bear (well, monkey) when...

a guy jumped out to scare me. he said he'd been in there for 3 hrs. then he bolted up and feverishly started to look for his wallet...

a woman nearby kept saying "ohmygawd, that's the cutest teddy bear" to which i said, "i think it's a monkey" to which the guy inside the stuffing said "it's The Beast". Can't argue with that. he picked up the head and the stuffed animal had no face.

We've got no idea, either.

Pictures and story by Dietrich.