Minnie Mouse and Hello Kitty were arrested earlier this week after getting in a fight in Times Square.
Two of Times Sqaure's most popular costumed mascots have been charged with assault after a fight broke out Thursday afternoon between two women playing Minnie Mouse and Hello Kitty.
The New York Daily News reports that Sandra Mocha, 34 (Minnie) and Giovanna Melendez, 40 (Kitty) were cuffed at the scene around 3:30 p.m. They had allegedly been fighting over tips.
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“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 has become a battleground for superheroes and cartoons.
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.”
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