'Spider-Man' Charged With Slugging NYC Cop

Just another day in Times Square
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2014 12:27 PM CDT
A guy in a Spider-Man outfit wasn't exactly acting heroic yesterday.   (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony Pictures, Niko Tavernise)

(Newser) – A guy dressed in a Spider-Man suit didn't exactly live up to the term "hero," say the cops who busted him yesterday after he allegedly decked one of New York's finest. It seems that Junior Bishop, 25, was dressed as the superhero and posing with tourists in Times Square when he demanded at least five bucks from a woman who gave him a dollar tip, reports the AP. Police say that Bishop "put out his hand and told the woman fives, tens, or twenties only;" a nearby cop on patrol told him to knock it off, at which point Bishop started yelling, telling him "Mind your own (expletive) business."

Predictably, the officer did not mind his own (expletive) business, and instead asked Bishop for ID; when none appeared forthcoming, he moved to arrest Bishop, who punched the cop in the face. Other cops hauled away Spidey, who now faces charges of assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, and criminal mischief. "The real Spider-Man would have never done something like this," one smartypants cop tells the New York Post. (Read more Spider-Man stories.)

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