1Mr. Incredible and Batgirl spark a brawl among several street performers on Hollywood Boulevard
In January 2015, Muhammet Bilik, 35, was sentenced to a day in jail, three years probation, 20 days of roadside cleanup and 36 anger-management classes for punching and body slamming a woman playing Batgirl on Hollywood Boulevard the year before. He has also been ordered to keep away from the Hollywood Entertainment District throughout his probation.
The scrap, which was caught on camera and shared to YouTube, unfolded in front of the Chinese Theatre as stunned tourists walked by.
Bilik, dressed as Mr. Incredible (from the Pixar animated feature, The Incredibles) can be seen holding onto Batgirl as entertainers dressed as Star Wars' Chewbacca, Where's Waldo and mass murderer Freddy Krueger (from Nightmare on Elm Street) approach. They attempt to break up the fight, and Waldo manages to drag Bilik away from the woman. Bilik locates her in the crowd, and throws her to the ground before tourists step in to pull him away.
Prosecutors say Bilik attacked the woman following a disagreement over sidewalk territory along the boulevard.
2The Teletubby who broke into an apartment and stole Chinese food
Yes, while we know Teletubbies aren't cartoon characters per se, they are still beloved children's icons.
6-foot-2, 310-pound Lehigh University student Terez Owens was dressed as the Laa-Laa character from the BBC children's series when he damaged a friend's door on October 30, 2014 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. But wait...that's not all!
Owens, presumably drunk, broke into the apartment, opened the refrigerator and dumped Chinese food into a “man purse” before leaving.
Was it a premeditated act? We think so. Owens posted a photo to Instagram prior to the break in which read “what's a n—ga gotta do for some general tso." It has since been taken down.
No charges were filed initially, but the home's occupants apparently changed their minds after the landlord became involved.
DiLuzio says a disorderly conduct and criminal mischief summons was sent to the 20-year-old suspect – and the unusual nature of the case isn't lost on him. He said, “Not that many Teletubbies get arrested. You can't make it up.”
3The doctor who assaulted women dressed as Captain America
In 2007, Florida Dr. Raymond Adamcik was arrested for drug possession, battery, disorderly conduct and attempting to destroy evidence in the span of about one hour.
How did he manage that in such a short time, you ask?
The good doctor was part of a costumed crew of carousers who stopped off at a place in Melbourne called the On Tap Cafe. Police said Adamcik, 54 at the time, who was dressed as Captain America, had a burrito stuffed in the crotch of his tights. (Yes, you're reading this right.) He went around the room asking women if they wanted to touch it. When two ladies refused, he reached between their legs and groped them.
The women called police who, upon arrival, discovered “there were so many cartoon characters in the bar at the time, they were all ordered outside for questioning.” Luckily, one of the women pointed out Adamcik, who had tucked the burrito back into his costume. He was taken in and soon after, was witnessed trying to flush a few joints down the toilet.
Raymond Adamcik was eventually fired by his clinic, but was spared further jail time. Instead, he was sentenced to a diversion program and community service. He is still practicing medicine in the Melbourne area.
4The snowman who was arrested after kicking a police dog
This Frosty the Snowman was not a "jolly, happy soul." Instead, in 2011, he was hauled off by the cops at the annual Christmas parade in Chestertown, Maryland for assaulting two officers and kicking a police dog in a scuffle.
K-9 pup Henzo and his handler, Pfc. James Walker, were working traffic patrol for the parade when Kevin Michael Walsh, then 52, kicked the dog. His assault didn't stop there – Walsh hit Walker in the face with the head of his Frosty costume when he removed it.
A second officer joined Walker to assist, and as he and Officer Heinefield were placing Walsh in the back of the patrol car, the snowman allegedly shoved Heinefield. Walsh could be heard screaming over the din of the parade, “You have no right to arrest me.”
Walsh told the media that for over ten years he has attended the parade as Frosty without incident, and that he was wrongfully arrested. He claiming that the officer harassed him after he made a remark about the police dog.
Walsh was also charged with disorderly conduct.
5The claymation character that attempted to rob a convenience store
In 2011, a man in a Gumby suit attempted to rob a 7-Eleven store but became nervous and escaped with only some loose change, the San Diego Police Department said.
The unusual robbery attempt occurred at a store in the Rancho Penasquitos neighborhood of San Diego.
Initially, the clerk thought the man was joking, but when the robber announced he had a gun and began fumbling with his Gumby suit, he soon changed his mind.
When the robber's apparent accomplice in a car outside honked the horn, the suspect fled, dropping his whopping take of 27 cents on the floor.
San Diego Crime Stoppers offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Gumby and/or the accomplice. The suspect, a 19-year-old man, turned himself in the following day.
6The anti-Semetic Sesame Street character who was jailed for attempting to extort the Girl Scouts
A Times Square street performer has been sentenced to one year in jail for a failed plot to extort the Girl Scouts. Anti-Semitic Elmo – a.k.a. Adam Sandler, who is really named Dan Sandler – was arrested in June 2014 for trying to extort $2 million from the Girls Scouts with threatening and crazy allegations. He was also charged with stalking and harassing a Girl Scouts employee. “I accept the fact I committed a crime, but I'm not in anyway sorry to the Girl Scouts organization,” he told the court at sentencing.
After Sandler was arrested in June 2012 for harassing people in New York while dressed as Elmo and going on rants about Jews, he started sending "alarming" and "bizarre" emails to a Girl Scouts supervisor (including nude photos). Among other things, he allegedly wrote, "I will show up at Girl Scout functions and other places that parents and kids congregate and hold signs, connecting the Girl Scouts… with the Cambodian Rape Camp man." (What?)
Sandler justified his actions with statements he made in court calling the group “very corrupt” for working with drug companies “to promote off-label marketing of products.”
To see a man in a heart tuxedo get in Elmo's face after a rant, watch the video below. (No, we can't make this stuff up!)
7The costumed action hero who slugged a cop in Times Square
This Times Square Spider-Man isn't fighting crime as much as he's committing it. "Spidey" street performer Junior Bishop, 25, of Brooklyn, slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
The officer, an 18-month veteran and one of about 50 officers patrolling the bustling tourist area, stepped in after Bishop demanded at least $5 from a woman he posed for a picture with, instead of the $1 tip she offered.
Police said a costumed Bishop "put out his hand and told the woman 5s, 10s or 20s only." The officer on patrol told him he could only accept tips – not require payment.
Bishop yelled and cursed at the officer and told him: "Mind your own (expletive) business."
When the officer asked for identification and Bishop failed to produce any, he moved to arrest the street performer. However, Bishop broke free and punched the officer in the face, causing a cut and eye swelling.
Bishop was quickly hauled off and charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.
8The beloved children's character who got in a brawl with two women in Hollywood
We bet this SpongeBob wishes he lived in a pineapple under the sea instead of being detained by cops for fighting with two women on Hollywood Boulevard.
In 2011, Nickelodeon star SpongeBob SquarePants absorbed quite a few blows from a couple of women outside the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. While the tourists mixed in with the iconic characters that line the boulevard, we wondered – who would beat up SpongeBob?
What provoked the attack remained unclear. Police were called to the scene, but no charges were filed against. The women went their way and eventually SpongeBob went his.
In the past, complaints have been made against the characters, who solicit tourists for money along the sidewalk. In 2010, the City Council threatened to ban them from the street unless they cleaned up their act.
SpongeBob was said to be back on the street dressed in a different costume.
Watch the fracas in the video below. (We love that he stays in character, and uses his SpongeBob voice during the fight.)
9The graffiti artist who was dubbed "Tony the Tagger" by police
In mid-October 2014, police arrested a man dressed as “Tony the Tiger” (or Tigger, depending on who you talk to) who was spray painting a home.
The suspect, Timothy Heckler, 29, was seen spray painting the pillars and sidewalk in front of the victim's home. When officers arrived they found Heckler, in costume, painting a city dumpster. Officers also recovered several cans of spray paint on the suspect.
The cops have since dubbed the costumed suspect “Tony the Tagger” on their Facebook page.
10The woman dressed in a Hello Kitty costume who was driving in the wrong lane
In October 2014, Westbrook, Maine resident Carrie Gipson, 37, was pulled over while wearing a Hello Kitty costume and arrested on a drunken driving charge.
Police say officers stopped Gipson at about 2 a.m. because was she driving in the wrong lane. She refused to take a breath test and was arrested for operating under the influence. Gipson was then taken to the Cumberland County jail.
Her police mugshot shows her wearing a red and white Hello Kitty costume, minus the doll's mammoth head, which is pictured above in a police photo.
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