Times Square Spider-Man Who Punched a Police Officer Pleads for Judge to Keep Bail Low

Junior Bishop is arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on Sunday.
Junior Bishop is arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on Sunday.

Junior Bishop’s attorney made the request Sunday during his appearance in court for a Saturday incident in which Bishop allegedly punch Officer Eduardo Molino — breaking his glasses and causing other injuries.

This Spider-Man isn’t amazing enough to come up with $3,500 bail.

The lawyer for the Times Square Spider-Man who police say clocked a cop asked a judge in Manhattan Criminal Court on Sunday to keep his client’s bail low because he doesn’t make much money with his superhero hustle.

Junior Bishop, 25, pleaded not guilty to assault, criminal mischief and resisting arrest charges for allegedly punching the cop on Saturday, breaking his glasses and leaving him with facial injuries.

Cops say Bishop was soliciting money from photographing tourists when he punched the officer who was trying to arrest him.

“When I attempted to place the defendant in handcuffs … the defendant then punched me with a closed fist, striking me several times in the face and body, causing my glasses to break, causing redness, swelling, bleeding, and pain to the right side of my face,” said officer Eduardo Molino, according to the criminal complaint filed against Bishop.

Lawyer Eric Schlosser declined to comment, but plead with the court to keep bail low, noting that Bishop lived in Brooklyn with his mother and grandmother, and also has a job at a bus company.

“It is not possible (for Bishop) nor his family to post bail,” Schlosser said, asking for a “low cash bail.”

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Source: New York Daily News | 

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