A silver street performer who dresses up like the Tin Man flew into a rage and heartlessly stabbed a tour bus hawker with a screwdriver last night in Times Square, cops and witnesses said. WABC reports that a City Sights New York employee was standing in front of the Toys R Us store when he got into an argument with the Tin Man around 7:30 p.m. The dispute culminated with the silver guy stabbing the victim in the arm, and one witness says, "There was blood everywhere."
"It was a scuffle going back and forth on the ground," witness Eric Jones tells the Daily News. "The silver guy got up and took off." The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and police arrested Gerald Brown, 50, of Harlem, reportedly finding the bloody screwdriver tucked in his silver pants. "It was a turf beef," one cop tells the tabloid. And another witness says the Tin Man's just too territorial, explaining, "The Tin Man was arguing with Spider-Man last night. He said, 'You asshole, this corner is mine.' "