'Spider-Man' charged in Times Square scuffle

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NEW YORK (AP) — A man dressed as Spider-Man has been arraigned on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in New York's Time Square.

Junior Bishop was arraigned Sunday on charges of assault, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. His bail was set at $3,500. Information on his attorney was not immediately available.

Police say the officer interceded after Bishop demanded at least $5 from a woman he posed for a picture with, instead of the $1 she offered.

The officer told the costumed 25-year-old he could only accept tips — not require payment.

Police say a yelling, cursing Bishop broke free from arrest after failing to produce ID and punched the officer in the face before being hauled away.

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