HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — They usually spend the day posing for pictures with tourists from around the world, but on Tuesday several costumed characters who work along the Hollywood Walk Of Fame started throwing punches.
The fight broke out in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard while hundreds of tourists were on the busy sidewalks. A production company, FilmOn.com, was nearby filming another event, but trained its camera on the fight when it broke out around 5 p.m.
The video appears to show Mr Incredible and Batgirl struggling, with Chewbacca attempting to break up the tussle. After Batgirl scratches Mr. Incredible, Waldo and Freddy Krueger step in. They try to hold back Mr. Incredible, but he gets loose and chases Batgirl before punching and kicking her, and flipping her on the sidewalk. Bystanders then chase the characters off.
None of the characters on the street later Tuesday night saw the fight, but CBS2’s Suzanne Marques spoke with a Batman performer who said, much like comic books, when it comes to superheroes on the sidewalks, there are good guys and bad guys.
“The good ones, we’re stationary, we’ll stand against the curb, people come to us,” he said. “But the bad ones they roam up and down, so they cross paths or they target the same people, and then they get into each other. It’s less now because we have a lot more police presence here since last year, and it has made a difference. It’s not cleaned up yet, but it is getting better.”
While officers were not initially called to the scene of Tuesday’s brawl, Marques reported that after seeing the video police are interested in following up.
Last May, two Captain America impersonators and a Spider-Man threw punches at each other near the Dolby Theater.