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Jack Sparrow, Catwoman Characters Involved in Hollywood Blvd. Fight

Police say pepper spray was used in the brawl that broke out among movie characters outside the Kodak Theater.

A man dressed as pirate Captain Jack Sparrow received minor injuries when he was pepper sprayed by an attacker dressed as another movie character during a fight outside the Kodak Theater in Hollywood Thursday night.

The fight in the 6800 block of Hollywood Boulevard also included people dressed as Catwoman, an alien and another pirate, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Rosario Herrera.

No one was arrested or detained, Herrera said.

The fight outside the site of the Academy Awards ceremony is the latest incident between people who dress as characters and pose for pictures for tourists and aggressively compete for handouts and donations from tourists.

City regulations permit people to tip the characters for their performances but prohibit them from demanding payment.

erik erikson February 03, 2012 at 03:59 PM
i wish someone would pepper spray the A-holes who shove the tour fliers in everyones faces
Alexandra Collins February 03, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Fight fight....catwoman tries to eat sparrow!
John Dvorak February 03, 2012 at 05:38 PM
i completely agree. i would also like to add wanna-be rappers jumping in front of you and shoving their homemade cd's in your face. then they get angry when your not interested. please....
Shaune Steele February 05, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Those characters are so cheesy. Poor Hollywood always ends up looking less than. People come from all over the world to experience the magic, and they end up with these weird characters in their face. Ugh. "The entertainment capital of the world" and these cheezy characters. What's wrong with this picture? The city of LA never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

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