Spider-Man don’t take no jive but he goes absolutely ballistic when he gets no tips. Police are charging Philip Williams, 35, with assault after he allegedly punched a 44-year-old mom in the face in Times Square yesterday. Williams/ Spider-Man became exceedingly irritated when the woman failed to tip the amazing arachnid-fool following a photo-op with her two kids.
But to add to the madness, the NY Post reports that the incident took a turn for the absurdly worse:
Williams allegedly belted the mother after she wouldn’t pay him for posing with her two kids, causing the woman to storm off and get her husband. But she ended up targeting the wrong Spider-Man for revenge. “A woman came to me and said, ‘What did you do to me, you f–ker?’ ” said the other Times Square Spidey, who wouldn’t give his name.
An easy mistake. Times Square, nowadays, is crawling with all manner of superheroes; from the official to the unofficial to the hopelessly insane. Apparently, the current favorite is Spider-Man and droves of aspirant spider-men are spinning webs throughout the Square. Which is yet another reason why my wife and I stay home as much as possible and keep the windows and doors tightly locked.