Manager of topless painted women in Times Square arrested

ByJennifer Matarese WABC logo
Thursday, August 20, 2015

TIMES SQUARE (WABC) -- Police in Times Square arrested the manager of the topless painted women.

The bare breasted women take pictures with tourists for tips.

24-year-old Chris Olivieri, of North Bergen, N.J., was arrested on an active warrant for marijuana. Police said he failed to appear in court on a trespassing charge.

In court Thursday, it was revealed he has four arrests so far this year. One charge was aggravated harassment for allegedly texting his girlfriend a threatening message.

His bail was set at $2,000 bond or $1,000 cash. His next court hearing is set for Oct. 14.

His arrest comes just one day after Mayor Bill de Blasio convened a task force charged with finding a way to get the topless women to stop preying on tourists.