A fight involving costumed sidewalk street performers dressed as Mr. Incredible, Batgirl, Chewbacca, Waldo, and Freddy Kreuger broke out in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard on Tuesday.
A production company named FilmOn.com captured the brawl on camera around 5 pm, according to CBS Los Angeles, which described the scene as follows:
The video appears to show Mr. Incredible and Batgirl struggling, with Chewbacca attempting to break up the tussle. After Batgirl scratches Mr. Incredible, Waldo and Freddy Krueger step in. They try to hold back Mr. Incredible, but he gets loose and chases Batgirl before punching and kicking her, and flipping her on the sidewalk. Bystanders then chase the characters off.
The brouhaha even elicited a response from Hollywood Boulevard’s “Batman,” who told CBS that, just like in comic books, sidewalk street performers are composed of the “good guys” and “bad guys:”
The good ones, we’re stationary, we’ll stand against the curb, people come to us. 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.
This is reportedly not the first time sidewalk superheroes have fought. According to CBS, two Captain America impersonators and a Spider Man threw punches at each other near Hollywoods Dolby Theater in May of last year.