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Times Square character arrested for molestation

January 10, 2014 7:43:02 PM PST
Another costumed character in Times Square is in trouble with the law.

A 44-year-old man dressed as "Woody" from "Toy Story" has been arrested for molesting two young women in their 20's.

Jose Vazquez is charged with forcible touching and sex abuse.

Anti-crime units were on patrol in the area and witnessed it happening. Vazquez was then taken into custody, in costume.

This latest arrest has the Times Square alliance renewing its call for costumed characters to be licensed and regulated.

At least five other characters have been arrested in the past few years, including a Cookie Monster who allegedly shoved a toddler last April when his mother didn't tip fast enough.

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