TIMES SQUARE in New York City was once the cities seedy underbelly. The area once full of sex shops, drugs and high crime rates is now one of cities biggest tourist attractions. However, a new and unlikely criminal element has been making headlines in the form of costumed street performers.
The AP reports that most of the street performers are poor U.S. immigrants who don character costumes and beg people to pose for photos with them. The photos of course aren’t free and what on the surface looks like a little fun has turned ugly on several occasions during the last year.
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