Friday, July 10, 2009

Not your average tourist

Batman from Maine makes headlines with Superman from the Bronx in brawl downtown at Times Square. Thanks to Aaron for catching this. Read all about it at the New York Post, with photos (really, they're pretty amazing. I recommend you check them out)!
BIFF! WHAM! POW! TIMES SQ. COPS VS. SUPER HEROES
By BETH STEBNER and JENNIFER FERMINO
July 10, 2009

Superman and Batman took on New York's Finest last night in an epic Crossroads of the World battle that left the Caped Crusader in cuffs.

Stunned Times Square tourists and office workers watched agog as cops struggled to subdue Clark Kent's alter ego without kryptonite.
[...]
If that wasn't weird enough, McCormick turned and saw the Dark Knight handcuffed to a chair like a common villain.

"As this was happening, someone is like, 'It's Batman!' I turn around and there's Batman in handcuffs," he said.

Superman, aka Maksim Katsnelson, 23, of The Bronx, was arrested and charged with assault and resisting arrested, police said, accusing him of punching a female officer in the face while she was trying to subdue him.

The incident occurred when cops approached Katsnelson, who was panhandling, and asked him for ID.
[...]
"He freaked out and punched the girl cop in the face," Batman said later.

Cops cuffed Batman, actually Frank Frisoli, but let him go because he didn't cause any problems, he told The Post.

The Maine resident, who has been visiting the city for two weeks, said the two had dressed up as the super heroes for laughs.

"We were just having a good time," Frisoli said.

Their comic-book adventure went awry when cops approached the dynamic duo on 43rd Street to see whether they had the required license to perform in costume in public, Frisoli said.

When they said no, cops asked for IDs. Again, they answered no, which prompted cops to handcuff Batman.

That's when Superman took off, screaming, "I'm not getting arrested."
[...]

Additional reporting by Philip Messing

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2 comments:

Stacy's Rantings said...

Unbelievable! I thought this was America, the land of the free. I'm shocked that it's deemed 'illegal' to play dress-up in public. We recently had Pirate Day in Damariscotta, glad those cops didn't show up here - the whole town would be under lock down.

Morbideus said...

"Superman, aka Maksim Katsnelson, 23, of The Bronx, was arrested and charged with assault and resisting arrested, police said, accusing him of punching a female officer in the face while she was trying to subdue him....

"He freaked out and punched the girl cop in the face," Batman said later.

That's when Superman took off, screaming, "I'm not getting arrested."

LMAO!!! That's a Man of Steel right there... ;)