News Jose Escalona-Martinez, Times Square Batman, charged with stealing $50 from Irish tourist Jose Escalona-Martinez, dressed as Batman, is seen being put into a police car in Times Square on Feb. 24, 2016. Photo Credit: @abettertsq via Twitter By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox February 25, 2016 1:00 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email It was a dark night for one Times Square Dark Knight now in cuffs. Jose Escalona-Martinez, 42, was locked up Wednesday night after the costumed character was accused of stealing $50 from an Irish tourist, police said. Escalona-Martinez was taking photos with throngs of visitors near 45th Street and Broadway at about 8:30 p.m. He then asked for a tip. But when the tourist took out his wallet to pay the crime-fighting superhero, Escalona-Martinez allegedly grabbed a $50 bill and ran. Police said he was apprehended a short time later, and charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. Escalona-Martinez was awaiting arraignment on Thursday. Attorney information for him was not immediately available. Escalona-Martinez was also arrested in September 2014 when he was charged with trading punches with Spider-Man. 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 We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.