News Costumed characters in Times Square standoff with man, all three charged with assault By ALISON FOX email@example.com @AlisonFox Updated September 14, 2014 9:28 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email A Batman and Spider-Man allegedly got into a fight with a passerby in Times Square over the weekend -- the latest in a series of contentious incidents that has sparked controversy involving the costumed characters. The Saturday night dispute was between the two characters -- 41-year-old Jose Escalona-Martinez and 35-year-old Abdel Elkahezai -- and 23-year-old Brooklyn resident Thomas Rorke, police said. The men allegedly started throwing punches at each other before Elkahezai, as Spider-Man, fled. Rorke was with a friend who walked away, police said. It was not clear if he was involved in the dispute. All three men were charged with assault, police said. Escalona-Martinez and Elkahezai were awaiting arraignment yesterday. Rorke was given a desk appearance ticket and released. By ALISON FOX firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.