Weed Man Arrested for Stabbing Beer Man, Alien & Predator Witnesses

Between the child-shoving Cookie Monster and the alleged mom-punching Spider-Man, Times Square has seen its fair share of recent drama. And now this: On Friday, Times Square's "Weed Man" was arrested for allegedly stabbing Times Square's "Beer Man." And, of course, Alien and Predator witnessed the whole thing.

The incident apparently began with a disagreement of some sort between the “Beer Man” (Wayne Semancik, aka the guy holding the "I need money for beer” sign in Times Square) and the 'Weed Man (Justin Long, aka the guy holding the "I need money for weed" sign in Times Square). The argument intensified when, according to the Beer Man, the Weed Man spit in the Beer Man's face.

"When you spit in my face, darling, I'm going to hit you. I don't care who you are, how big you are, I'm going to hit you," Semancik (The Beer Man) told NY 1.

The Beer Man then punched the Weed Man, who allegedly responded by pulling out a pen and stabbing the Beer Man several times in the face. “I have five stab wounds in my face right now,” the Beer Man said.

Making the whole weird thing even weirder? Two people dressed as Alien and Predator witnessed the fight and gave statements — apparently in costume — to police after the incident.

[Gothamist/NY Daily News/NY 1/Image via NY 1]