A performer dressed as Spiderman poses with tourists in Times Square, July 28, 2014 in New York. Two costumed performers, dressed as Spiderman and Batman, were charged with misdemeanor assault after an incident with a heckler in Times Square, New York, Sept. 14, 2014.
Seth Wenig—AP
September 14, 2014 4:39 PM EDT

It’s a scene straight out of a superhero blockbuster: Batman and Spider-Man got into a fight in New York City’s Times Square on Saturday night.

Or, rather, two men dressed as the caped crusader and your friendly neighborhood crime-fighter got into a fight … with a man heckling them at the popular tourist attraction, the New York Post reports.

Police say Abdel Elkahezai, a 35-year-old dressed as Spider-Man, and Jose Escalona-Martinez, a 41-year-old dressed as Batman, were arrested after getting into a brawl with 23-year-old Thomas Rorke, who allegedly provoked the costumed men with “sexually suggestive gestures” along with a friend.

The costumed men have been charged with misdemeanor assault. Rorke claims he was punched in the face several times and has visible injuries, Gothamist reports.

[New York Post]

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