Wild Illegal Alien desnudas demand cash for front page fame in NYC
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“A trio of Minnie Mouses and a Hulk routinely stepped out of the city’s so-called Designated Activity Zones, or DAZs, on Broadway between West 46th and West 47th streets to snatch people’s phones out of their hands. They would then surround their startled victims, take a quick photo — and insist upon a “tip.”
“I felt trapped,’’ said New Yorker Marie Menella, 57. “They took my phone and they took a picture.”
The worst of the disturbing behavior occurred before the usual groups of cops started milling about late morning. Still, the Naked Cowgirl stepped out of a DAZ to solicit tourists and collect tips in front of a group of officers — without being stopped.
“I don’t stay in the designated area,” she boasted. “The cops are so afraid of giving summonses because you can sue them.”
It was only after she stepped out of the DAZ a second time — with a Post reporter watching — that a cop finally told her, “Stay on the green!’’ referring to the zone’s painted pavement.
An NYPD sergeant said his officers can’t do anything about the costumed characters leaving the DAZs to “perform.’’ The panhandlers only have to stay in the areas when they accept money, he said.
But the Times Square Alliance insisted city regulations prohibit the characters from even soliciting outside the DAZs.
The NYPD did not respond to requests for comment — including on whether they plan to beef up enforcement given the open flouting of city regulations.”
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NYPD ‘Powerless’ to Stop Naked Illegal Alien Panhandlers
“Police in New York City expressed frustration about not being able to stop naked panhandlers from harassing the public because most of them are illegal aliens. Their status makes it difficult to enforce tickets because of Mayor de Blasio’s sanctuary city policies.
The city established “Designated Activity Zones” (DAZ) in 2016 to provide a place for “costumed characters” a place to work for tips. Some of these panhandlers, called desnudas, are nude women wearing painted on costumes. Law enforcement officers frequently decline to ticket panhandling violations because most of them are illegal aliens, the Daily Mail reported.
A proposal to license desnudas and other street merchants failed because “most of the panhandlers are illegal immigrants and they wouldn’t register anyway,” a law enforcement source told the New York Post. “Besides, the administration at City Hall isn’t interested in going after illegals in this capacity.”
City officials created the DAZs after media outlets “ugly incidents” that included a “Spider-Man” that refused to release a 13-year-old child until the father paid a $10 tip, and a “Batman” who grabbed a $50 bill from the wallet of an Irish tourist. The City created a total of eight zones.
Times Square Alliance President Tim Tompkins expressed his frustration with the panhandlers and the lack of enforcement.
“The Hulk drives me crazy,” Tompkins told the Post reporter. “Watch — the Hulk always goes and touches people.”
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