In New York City’s Times Square, street performers survive by adapting to whatever comes their way.
In this case, it came down to one performer proving to a would-be thief that there is no limit to what a street artist will do to protect what is his.
A street performer, painted and dressed in gold clothes, was standing on a box in Times Square, posing as the Statue of Liberty. Making a performer break character is not always easy. Most who strike a pose will stare back until the tourist tires of the fun and goes away.
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However, the performer in this video had no problem tossing character to the wind once he realized that a man was reaching into the donation box to steal from him.
A gold-clad leg kicked out with accuracy and speed, kicking the would-be thief right in the face and leaving him rolling on the sidewalk until he lay flat on his back. Several tourists scrambled to get out of the way while one tried to put the money back in the box.
But it is Times Square, where everyone hustles a dollar however they can as simply a matter of routine. The thief reflected this no-hard-feelings philosophy as he reached out a hand for the street performer to help him back to his feet.
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The street performer returned to his box as new rounds of tourists approached.
The video was posted by Jason King with this caption: “SO THIS HAPPENED OUTSIDE #macdonaldstimessquare.”
h/t: IJ Review
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