Here’s a tip for families traveling to the Big Apple to see the sights: avoid those costumed hustlers in Times Square like the plague.
First off, they all look really awful. Spider-Man’s always fat, wearing a fanny pack, and smells like cheap gin. The others are even worse.
Here’s the hustle: Fake Spider-Man asks you or your kids if they want to get their picture taken with them. When you try and pay the guy for the photo and get the hell out of there, the price suddenly doubles—sometimes more.
So, what happens when people stand up and refuse to be ripped off?
In this case, Spider-Doofus will try and hold your kid for ransom.