Cops Crack Down On Superheroes
Across the country, police are rounding up superheroes. Hollywood and Tampa saw busts of street performers dressed as Batman, while the Hollywood sweep nailed Spider-Man, Cat Woman and at least a dozen others.
The sweep began Friday night when police handcuffed actors dressed as Donald Duck, Cat Woman, Freddy Krueger, Mr. Incredible, Bumblebee (from the Transformers movies) and Edward Scissorhands. The Scissorhands character was let go, but at least eight others were hauled off to the Hollywood jail on loitering charges.
Struggling actors survive on the tips while pursuing their dreams of stardom. “It’s un-American,” said Joe McQueen, an actor who has made his living for the past 10 years wearing an Incredible Hulk costume. “I feel like we’re being bullied, dude.”