What is going on in Times Square?! SRSLY!
It has been a whirlwind 10 days, as three costumed characters have been arrested in this short time span! Before you wish that Spider-Man had been there to save the day, listen to the characters who were arrested!
Tim Tompkins, the President of the Times Square Alliance, addressed the fact that these costumed menaces have gone rogue recently:
"In the last 10 days alone, we've seen two Statues of Liberty arrested, a Spider-Man convicted of harassing a tourist, and now a third character arrested for groping a woman in Times Square. The situation is out of control and a licensing and regulatory scheme must be put in place for the protection of the public as well as those law abiding costumed individuals…There should be quirky people out here. It's really to have a set of tools in place so the NYPD and city can address people taking advantage of others in a bad way."
The latest incident that Tim mentioned involved ANOTHER Spider-Man allegedly groping a woman! That is not an appropriate use of your web, Spidey!
In addition to those two lady liberties duking it out, recently there's been a Cookie Monster pushing a toddler, an Anti-Semitic Elmo, and a Woody from Toy Story with a groping problem! That's not a snake in his boot!
Rather than getting rid of the characters who have been a staple of the tourist spot, Tim's idea was that the city should institute a basic licensing system allowing people to know which character has a criminal record. We agree!
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