I ran across this incredibly bizarre news item on AOLNews. I’ll block it all below, but the upshot is that a guy dressed as Captain America brawled with a guy dressed as Spider-Man in a Stamford parking garage while a girlfriend dressed as Poison Ivy looked on. Cosplay gone wrong? Another example of why drugs are bad? Or did a reporter happen to miss a crucial element?
Even superheroes can turn out on the wrong side of the law.
Police in Connecticut broke up a brawl among two men dressed like the superheroes Spider-Man and Captain America, and a woman wearing a costume modeled after the Batman villain Poison Ivy.
The bizarre incident took place in a parking garage in Stamford early Halloween morning when Michael Sanchez, 25 — who was wearing a Captain America costume — got into a fight with a man who wasn’t wearing a costume, police told StamfordAdvocate.com.
Superheroes are supposed to fight for good — not fight each other. But police in Connecticut say they broke up a brawl on Sunday among 25-year-old Michael Sanchez (left), who was dressed as Captain America, 18-year-old Nicole Bitterli (center), who was dressed as Poison Ivy, and 21-year-old Vincent DeCarlo, who was dressed as Spider-Man.
That man turned out to be the father of 21-year-old Vincent DeCarlo, who was dressed as Spider-Man at the time.
DeCarlo allegedly avenged his father the way Spidey avenged his Uncle Ben, brawling with Captain America as police tried to break up the altercation.
After officers pulled the superheroes apart, Spider-Man’s girlfriend, 18-year-old Nicole Bitterli — who was dressed like Poison Ivy — allegedly punched Captain America.
According to Courant.com, Captain America was charged with third-degree assault, Spider-Man was charged with third-degree assault and interfering with a police officer, and Poison Ivy was accused of breach of peace.
The buried bit in the story is that it happened SUNDAY, which was, of course Halloween. Granted, the super-hero fight is funny on multiple levels, but skipping mention of, well, Halloween is sort of significant. Then, again, would it be as funny if some guy dressed as The Situation got into a brawl with a vampire while his Sassy Nurse girlfriend looked on?