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Times Square Tin Man Accused of Stabbing Man with Screwdriver was Arraigned Early Saturday

By Ben Fractenberg | August 14, 2010 11:08am | Updated on August 14, 2010 9:34am
A street performer dressed as the Tin Man from
A street performer dressed as the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" was arrested for allegedly stabbing a tour bus worker in Times Square on Friday.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

TIMES SQUARE — The Times Square Tin Man who allegedly stabbed a tour bus worker with a screwdriver was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon at his arraignment early Saturday.

Gerald Brown, 50, from Harlem, stabbed the other man in the forearm with a screwdriver so hard that the tip of the weapon came out through the other side of the victim’s arm, according to the criminal complaint.

Brown, who works as a street performer, was allegedly dressed as the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz at the time.

The dispute happened after Brown got into an argument with a CitySights Tour Bus driver at Seventh Avenue and 44th Street at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the complaint states.

Witnesses at the scene told The Daily News Brown often fought with other street performers over turf.

Bail was set at $2,000 or a $10,000 bond. Brown’s next court date is August 18.