The inspiration behind the street characters involved in street brawls in Hollywood. (L-R: Shannon Stapleton; Ron Phillips; Elliot Marks)

The street outside Kodak Theater can be a contentious battleground for people who dress up in movie character costumes and pose for photographs with tourists in exchange for tips, the Los Angeles Times reports. There have been a number of run-ins along the stretch over the years. SpongeBob SquarePants was arrested in September after a run-in with two women.

On Thursday, a man dressed as Jack Sparrow was pepper-sprayed by a woman in a Catwoman outfit. She told NBC News that she used Mace on the man only after he antagonized her repeatedly. Willy Wonka backed up her story.

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