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‘Spider-Man’ punches cop in Times Square

New York - A man dressed as Spider-Man is under arrest for punching a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in New York's Times Square.

File photo: John Minchillo. Credit: AP

Junior Bishop is charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

Police say the officer interceded Saturday after Bishop demanded at least $5 (about R52) 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 identification and punched the officer in the face.

The officer was treated for a cut and eye swelling and released. - Sapa-AP

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