TIMES SQUARE — A woman dressed as Minnie Mouse was arrested for demanding $20 from three tourists who snapped a photo with her in Times Square, police said.
Reyna Perez, 32, of New Jersey, posed for a photo with a woman and her daughters in front of 1535 Broadway, between Seventh and Eighth avenues, around 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday, police and a complaint filed with the Manhattan District Attorney's office said.
But after the woman gave Perez a $6 tip, the costumed character started demanding more, the DA's office said.
"That's not enough. I want $20," Perez said, according to the complaint.
The woman's daughter gave Perez an additional $7 and the family tried to walk away, but Perez blocked them and kept demanding more money, the DA's office said.
The woman's other then daughter gave Perez another $5, the complaint said.
The tourist reported Perez to a police officer, who arrested the performer, police said.
She was charged with aggressive begging in a public place and disorderly conduct, the complaint said.
Perez was released on her own recognizance Thursday and is expected to next appear in court on June 6, the DA's office said.
An attorney for Perez did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.
Their arrests came on the same day Mayor Bill de Blasio signed off on a bill that will allow the city’s Department of Transportation to restrict costumed characters to designated zones within Times Square.