Transcript for Times Square Spiderman Arrested for Allegedly Punching Cop
There are renewed calls for a crackdown on costumed characters in Times Square after a man dressed as Spider-Man. Allegedly punched a police officer that Spiderman. Junior bishop his real name appeared before a judge yesterday I'm a decision -- Anthony Johnson has more on the calls for change in Times Square. Junior bishop who dresses up the Spider-Man is caught in a web of trouble after being charged with assaulting a cop resisting arrest criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Bishop allegedly hit a cop who was trying to arrest him. This latest incident involving -- Times Square constant character. As causing quite enough for -- way too aggressive the other camera that you -- -- -- everything some of the people who dress up and take pictures for tips say they are often harassed. They say the Spider-Man incident -- not a fair characterization. Of the hardworking men and women trying to bring smiles to the face of Times Square visitors and earn a few -- -- being our rob. By the police Soviet -- -- every meaning every -- because people want to -- -- and I did not go away. Why don't blow to our -- naked cowboy -- there have been several recent incidents where police have been involved. Last month the Spider-Man character was accused of groping. A statue of liberty character was also arrested. The head of the Times Square alliance issued a statement saying. This incident is yet another reminder that many though certainly not all of these so called friendly characters are actually violent and aggressive. And have troubling criminal records. Rigorous licensing scheme would -- address this and must be implemented. One of the characteristic did not want to show his face agrees with more regulation it. Should regularly -- -- exactly sure there redirect hey everybody so he's gonna get you know people you all don't know wrecked cars. And alphabet percent at 3500 dollars he's due back in court on July their defense and -- -- Anthony dust settles and I --
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