There have always been a few particularly bad apples amongst the never-ending parade of costumed ne'er-do-wells that loiter outside Hollywood's famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Past arrests have included that of a rampaging Chewbacca and a Spider-Man gone berserk. Now to those unseemly ranks we add yet another, for SpongeBob SquarePants was "questioned but not arrested" by LAPD officers on Tuesday after a "brief incident with two females."

The sad scene was captured in this amazing photo by LA Times reader Steve Boelhouwer. Look closely and you'll spot SpongeBusted FlatPants lying lifeless on the boulevard as passengers on a double-decker tour bus look on in fascinated horror. Indeed, it would seem everyone's favorite toothpick-legged porifera is as bad an influence on your children as scientists have recently claimed. [LAT, photo via LAT]