A woman dressed as Batgirl was allegedly attacked on Tuesday by a man dressed as Mr. Incredible. The incident, which occurred on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles, was apparently about a turf war, and part of the brawl was caught on video.
The footage shows Freddy Krueger, Chewbacca and Waldo trying to break up the fight, which eventually spills out into the street. At one point, Mr. Incredible breaks free and appears to slam Batgirl to the ground in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre.
The FilmOn.com production company was shooting nearby and caught some of the attack on video.
The fight continued until passersby intervened.
A man dressed as Spider-Man told KTLA that the fight began when Mr. Incredible accused Batgirl of standing too close to him.
The costumed characters often compete for tourists' attention -- and tips -- on the crowded sidewalk.
“The good ones, we’re stationary, we’ll stand against the curb, people come to us,” a Batman told CBS Los Angeles. “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. It’s less now because we have a lot more police presence here since last year, and it has made a difference. It’s not cleaned up yet, but it is getting better.”
The Los Angeles Times said police reported no arrests or injuries when called to the scene. However, police told CBS that after seeing the video they may follow up.
The fight has a Los Angeles city council member considering a push for new regulations on costumed characters, according to Westside Today.
Some of the other costumed characters told KTLA that Mr. Incredible is no longer welcome in the area.