NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — More troubles erupted this week for costumed characters in Times Square, after two women dressed as Minnie Mouse and Hello Kitty allegedly got into a fight.
Pictures showed a woman dressed as Minnie Mouse in handcuffs after a quarrel over tips on Thursday.READ MORE: New York City Rolls Out $100 Incentive For Getting Vaccinated As CDC Report Warns Delta Variant As Contagious As Chicken Pox
Police said when it came time to split the money they received, there was a difference of opinion over what was fair.
The women – identified in published reports Sandra Mocha, 34, and Giovanna Melendez, 40 — were arraigned on reported assault charges on Friday.
Costumed characters in Times Square have made repeated headlines for less-than-wholesome reasons in recent years.READ MORE: Broadway Vaccine Mandate: Audiences Must Be Vaccinated And Masked; Performers, Crew And Staff Required To Be Vaccinated
The bill followed the arrests of several characters. In September, a woman dressed as Elmo was arrested on an aggressive panhandling charge. Days before, two men, one dressed as Batman and another dressed as Spider-Man, were arrested after a brawl with another man, police said.Man Suffers Broken Nose In Alleged Anti-Asian Attack At Midtown Subway Station
In August, police distributed fliers to tourists saying tipping was not required when taking photos with the Elmos, Mickey Mice, SpongeBobs and Statues of Liberty that flock to the area. Many of the people who dress to make ends meet said tipping plummeted.