HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — Nickelodeon star SpongeBob SquarePants absorbed quite a few blows from a couple of women Wednesday outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
The incident was all caught on a video obtained by entertainment website TMZ.com.
Thursday, while the tourists mixed in with the iconic characters on Hollywood Boulevard, we tried to answer the question — who beat up SpongeBob?
“I’m surprised that Spider-Man didn’t get beat up,” a man told us. “They’re kind of obnoxious. They come out here; they’re like in your face. To me, it’s annoying; we’re working out here.”
Police were called to the scene, but no charges were filed against anyone. The women went their way and SpongeBob went his.
What provoked the attack remained unclear.
In the past complaints have been made against the Hollywood characters, who solicit tourists along the sidewalk in front of Grauman’s. A little more than a year ago, the City Council threatened to ban them from the streets unless they cleaned up their act.
Just last month, a character dressed as Captain America was hauled away and charged with sexual groping, according to the LAPD.
There is no indication that anything of that nature lead to the attack on SpongeBob.
No arrests have been made and SpongeBob was said to be back on the street… dressed in a different costume.