The costumed performers who frequent Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles might face tighter rules after video of a fight between two of them surfaced online, KTLA-TV reported.
The footage, originally posted on the pop culture site FilmOn.com, shows a man dressed as the Disney character Mr. Incredible pushing a woman dressed as Batgirl up against a wall. Three other performers quickly try to break up the altercation.
However, the footage also shows the man breaking away from two of the performers and advance toward the woman again. He appears to throw a punch and a kick before slamming her to the ground, at which point a bystander gets between him and the woman and backs him away.
A performer who witnessed the fight told KTLA that the fight started after the man accused “Batgirl” of standing “too close” to him. The costumed characters appear on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and often pose with tourists for tip money.
“The good ones, we’re stationary, we’ll stand against the curb, people come to us,” another performer told FilmOn.com. “But the bad ones they roam up and down, so they cross paths or they target the same people, and then they get into each other.”
No arrests were made in connection to the incident, but according to KTLA, city officials are working on new regulations to cover the performers’ presence.
Watch KTLA’s report on the fight, as aired on Wednesday, below.