Two of Times Square’s notorious costumed mascots have been charged with assault after a cat (and mouse) fight broke out Thursday afternoon between two women playing Minnie Mouse and Hello Kitty.
Minnie Mouse and Hello Kitty got arrested. The mascots had to pull together and have a family meeting. pic.twitter.com/uwp6R1L1nfJune 4, 2015
“This is another reason why we need regulations to address the growing problems in Times Square,” Times Square Alliance president Tim Tompkins told the Daily News.
Previous reasons include the time two Iron Men, an Elmo, and a Spider-Man were arrested for “aggressive panhandling” and the time Spider-Man punched a cop. At this point, Times Square is basically an Octagon for costumed villains fighting to the death over who gets to grab tourists and make them pose for photos.
The NYPD has been trying to crack down on it for some time, with little result. After a meeting between cops and characters last year, one police source claimed “The meeting was a waste of time. They were in their little costumes, [and] they didn’t give a shit about what we had to say.”
Stay safe out there in the badlands this Tony weekend, tourists and guys dressed as Olaf the Snowman.