Times Square ‘Weed Man’ Busted For Stabbing ‘Beer Man’; Cops Question Alien, Predator
News you are unlikely to read in the New York Times:
According to reports, a Times Square panhandler holding a “I Need Money for Weed” sign, also known as the area’s “weed” man, was arrested for stabbing Times Square’s “beer” man, who carries a similar sign reading “I Need Beer.”
During an altercation Friday night, the two Times Square regulars started arguing on 42nd Street near 7th Avenue where the attack took place, The New York Daily News reports.
The “beer” man, Wayne Semancik, told NY1 that the argument was over territory in the New York City locale. …
[T]wo other characters in the area, Alien and Predator, were questioned as bystanders by police after the debacle.