Tourists, Police, and Elmo Tangle in Times SquareBy
Times Square is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. About 312,000 people walk through the area every day. It features car-free areas, tables, and chairs; a Disney Store, a Hershey’s store, and an M&M’s store; and neon lights and Broadway. It seems a play land. Naturally, people dressed as Elmo, Spider-Man, and Cookie Monster pose for pictures with tourists. But guess what? Times Square hasn’t been completely made over: A few of the colorful figures have been accused of harassing people for tips. One Spider-Man even punched a police officer who intervened in such a dispute. That doesn’t look so good.
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