CRISIS IN TIMES SQUARE: SUPERMAN BRAWLs WITH COPS

Published on: July 10, 2009
CRISIS IN TIMES SQUARE: SUPERMAN BRAWLs WITH COPS

World's Finest team of Superman & Batman no match for NY's Finest as senses-shattering battle royal with cops ends with Caped Crusader cuffed and Man of Steel collared!

Tourists and Times Square habitués jaws dropped as cops battled Clark Kent's alter ego in the middle of the World's Crossroads. "The Man of Steel didn't go down with just two officers, it took seven officers!" witness Ryan McCormick who snapped pix said.  "He was putting up a good fight!"

 As he turned he saw a Dark Knight wanna-be cuffed to a lawn chair like a common street thug.

Maksim Katsnelson, 23, aka "Superman" was arrested and charged with assault and resisting arrest.  NYPD accused him of popping a femme forcer in the face.
 
The Times Square tumult began when officers approached Katsnelson for panhandling in costume without a license when he freaked out.

"I'm not getting arrested," the Super-Menace yelled, attempting flight.

His pal Batman, Frank Frisoli, who was visiting from Maine, had thought it'd be a laugh if the two dressed as the popular DC Comics characters to hit tourist spots.

Some laugh as Superman made an unscheduled visit to the Midtown South station house while Batman was released on his own Bat-recognizance for not causing problems.