Superheroes Busted!

Free Spidey and the Dark Knight! (Comicvine/Thanofleeze)

Saturday evening was pretty eventful for superheroes in New York City’s Times Square—or for panhandlers dressed like superheroes, at least.

While hustling for tips on a street corner, 41-year-old Jose Escalona-Martinez (Batman) and 35-year-old Abdel Elkahezai (Spider-Man) were accosted by a drunken passerby—23-year-old Thomas Rorke.

For whatever reason, Rorke grabbed Batman from behind and screamed, “I’m gonna fuck you, Batman!” He then grabbed Spider-Man’s ass and suffered a web-slinging attack, which was actually Silly String.

Apparently, that was enough to start a fracas that ended with all three men—superhero or not—arrested and hauled off to jail. As it turned out, Spider-Man (Elkahezai) had a record that included assault, weapons possession and public urination, but an unidentified man dressed as Captain America stuck up for his wall-crawling friend.

“He’s one of the best guys, honest, religious,” the Captain told reporters. “One of the first guys out here.”

The Avengers and Justice League could not be reached for comment.

Posted on September 15, 2014, in Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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