A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
Junior Bishop, 25, of Brooklyn, was charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.
The New York Police Department said the officer assaulted Saturday - an 18-month veteran and one of about 50 officers patrolling the bustling tourist area - stepped in after Bishop demanded at least $5 from a woman he posed for a picture with, instead of the $1 tip she offered.
Police said a costumed Bishop "put out his hand and told the woman 5s, 10s or 20s only." Police said the officer told him he could only accept tips - not require payment.
Bishop yelled and cursed at the officer, police said, and told him: "Mind your own (expletive) business."
Police said the officer asked for identification and, when Bishop failed to produce any, moved to arrest him. Bishop broke free and punched the officer in the face, police said, causing a cut and eye swelling.