News Costumed characters in Times Square standoff with man, all three charged with assault By ALISON FOX email@example.com Updated September 14, 2014 9:28 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet 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 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.