A man dressed as Nintendo's "Super Mario" was arrested in New York's Times Square on Wednesday after a woman claimed the character cornered her and forcibly grabbed her thigh.

It wasn't actually Nintendo's "Super Mario," however: The New York Daily News reported that the man turned out to be 34-year-old Damon Torres, a street performer who works for tips.

The woman told a security guard she'd had a problem with the character before, and the guard reported Torres to police.

Torres also faces a charge relating to possession of marijuana.


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