2 Iron Men, a Spider-Man, and an Elmo Arrested

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Photo: Abraham Riesman

The mayhem in Times Square never ceases to sound ridiculous: Hours after the NYPD began distributing fliers to tourists explaining, “Photos with costumed characters are free. Tipping is optional,” another four grown men in cartoon suits were busted for disorderly conduct and, in the case of the poor man’s Peter Parker, aggressive panhandling. Elmo and Spider-Man, characters with a bad rap already, were arrested along with two different guys dressed as Iron Man, the New York Post reports. It’s about time to start fearing their ragtag Avengers-style uprising.