Times Square Chewbacca and Stormtrooper Arrested
Police say that two Times Square street performers were arrested Monday for forcefully demanding tips from tourists who took pictures with them.
Both performers were dressed as characters from Star Wars - one as Chewbacca and one as an Imperial Stormtrooper.
The NY Daily News reports that 46 year-old Kasey Braxton 36 year-old and Tobert Williams arrested on Broadway and West 45th Street on Monday.
Both men were charged with aggressive panhandling.
Many tourists have complained that costumed panhandlers have harassed them near the Crossroads of the World. This has lead New York City officials to negotiate a designated area for both costumed and topless street performers.