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'Super Mario' arrested in Times Square

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Police say a man dressed as a Mario from the classic Super Mario Bros. video game has been arrested for groping a woman in Times Square.

An NYPD spokesman says Damon Torres, 34, of North Bergen, N.J., was charged with forcible touching on Wednesday. Police say Torres blocked a 58-year-old woman's path in front of 4 Times Square and grabbed her thigh before walking away.

The woman notified police officers, who arrested Torres at the famous tourist attraction. Torres was also charged with marijuana possession.

The Mario Bros. is just one of several costumed characters walking in the high-traffic area, trying to convince tourists to pay to have their picture taken with them.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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