A 35-year-old man who dresses as the character Mr. Incredible on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been convicted in a caught-on-camera assault of a woman who plays Batgirl, authorities announced Tuesday.
The assault occurred Oct. 21 in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre and was captured on video that showed actors dressed as Chewbacca and Freddy Krueger helping to break up the fight as tourists and onlookers watched.
Muhammet Bilik, who was dressed at Mr. Incredible, was accused of punching, kicking and body-slamming the woman dressed as Batgirl, according to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. He allegedly picked his victim up and flipped her, causing her to hit her head on the pavement, and then kicked her when she was on the ground.
Bilik was convicted Monday of one count of battery. He was sentenced to 36 months of probation, one day in jail, 20 days of Caltrans work and 36 anger management sessions.
He was also ordered to stay away from the city-designated Hollywood Entertainment District.
The conviction is part of City Attorney Mike Feuer’s effort alongside the Los Angeles Police Department to prosecute violent crimes on Hollywood Boulevard, according to a new release from Feuer’s office.
“Hollywood Boulevard is famous around the globe and attracts millions of visitors every year. We must keep it safe,” Feuer said in the release. “The characters who interact with children and family along Hollywood Boulevard have to obey the law.”
The day after the Mr. Incredible-Batgirl incident, video of the fight was posted on the website FilmOn.com. A man dressed as Spider-Man told KTLA that the fight began after Mr. Incredible complained that Batgirl was standing too close to him.
Batgirl returned to the area on Nov. 7 and told LAPD investigators that her attacker was Bilik, the City Attorney’s Office stated.
City prosecutors have earned convictions in six other cases involving characters along Hollywood Boulevard.
Case descriptions provided by the City Attorney's Office included two disputes over tips from tourists that led to attacks on Mickey Mouse by another Mickey and Donald Duck, and an assault by Superman on another Superman.
In another case, a woman dressed as Catwoman grabbed an undercover police officer who did not tip after posing for a photo with her.
In yet another incident, a man who played Michael Jackson violated a no-trespassing order at the Hollywood & Highland complex that was a result of a shoplifting conviction.
And a man dressed as a character from the video game "Halo" poked a 14-year-old girl and a young woman in the butt with a fake weapon.