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NYPD: ‘Grinch’ gets in way of Rockefeller Center tree-goers

Call him the Grinch who blocked traffic.

Police issued a summons Thursday to a man dressed as Dr. Seuss’ famed yuletide killjoy for getting in the way of pedestrians flocking to the Christmas tree at New York City’s Rockefeller Center.

Police also gave criminal court summonses to men dressed as Marvel superheroes Spider-Man and Captain America. All three could face fines for disorderly conduct.

Police didn’t provide their names.

It’s common to see people dressed as famous characters posing for photographs and collecting tips in nearby Times Square, where city rules limit them to operating in certain zones.

Those rules don’t apply to Rockefeller Center, which teems with tourists during the holiday season. There, police say, no one is allowed to block pedestrians or cars.

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