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Catwoman Pepper Sprays Jack Sparrow on Hollywood Blvd.

The show was outside of the theatre Thursday



    Catwoman Pepper Sprays Jack Sparrow on Hollywood Blvd.

    Tourists and Los Angeles natives alike were treated to show starring Catwoman, a Pirate and an Alien Thursday afternoon.

    But this time the performance was outside of the Kodak theatre where a fight broke out between the characters that take the stage on Hollywood Boulevard sidewalks.

    Fire officials responded to a reported assault around 5:30 p.m. to learn that a fight between Catwoman and Jack Sparrow ended in his getting pepper sprayed.

    Catwoman, who requested to be referred to as such, said the two characters had been causing problems all day and seemed to be intoxicated.

    After warning them several times to stop interfering with her taking pictures, she told Jack Sparrow and the Alien that she had mace, and wasn’t afraid to use it.

    "He was antagonizing me to do so, so I did," she said.

    While they are not allowed to require payment, characters on Hollywood Boulevard can earn tips by taking photographs with visitors.

    Catwoman said she was harassed all day long, as the pirate and alien pushed and bumped her while she was taking photos for or with people.

    Another character wearing an Alien mask was also involved in the brawl. Willy Wonka, known as Jason off the Boulevard, corroborated the story.

    Aerial footage showed a man on the ground surrounded by about half a dozen police.

    No one was taken into custody and none of the parties, including the hotter-than-usual Sparrow, were transported to the hospital, LAPD reported.

    Almost immediately after the incident occurred, the Twitter-sphere was flooded with reports of the incident, many of which noted the quintessentially-L.A. nature of the story.

    "Only on LA News.. 'LAPD respond to fight on Hollywood Blvd between Catwoman, a Pirate and an Alien,'" @tattedgirl Tweeted.

    Others seemed to question the character brotherhood.

    "Cat woman, a pirate, and an alien just got in a huge fight in hollywood in front of chinese theatre," according to a Tweet from @kirkfox. "Spiderman and batman just watched."

    Catwoman said the altercation reflects poorly on the Boulevard characters, who are no strangers to brawls breaking out on their outdoor stage.

    "We’re just trying to entertain the public, take pictures with the tourists, make them happy, you know," Catwoman said. "That’s what we come out here for."

    Last year, Spongebob Squarepants was arrested after harassing two women on Hollywood Boulevard.

    In 2009, Spider Man struck a man in the face and arms. The victim refused to press charges, but police arrested the character on outstanding misdemeanor warrants for Metro fare evasion.

    And just two years earlier, a Chewbacca impersonator was accused of head-butting a Hollywood tour guide who warned him to stop harassing Japanese tourists.