STAMFORD -- In a fistfight involving costumed superheroes, Captain America got the best of Spider-Man -- then Poison Ivy jumped into the fray.
The melee of masked avengers -- and one super-villain -- was broken up when Stamford police arrived and arrested them over the Halloween weekend.
Police officials say officers responded to a fight in the Bell Street parking garage early Sunday morning and found a man dressed as Captain America holding a man on the ground and punching him, Assistant Police Chief Jon Fontneau said.
The fight was reported 1:33 a.m. Sunday by a parking garage employee. It began when a 25-year-old wearing a Captain America costume got into an argument that turned physical with the father of a Stamford man who turned 21 Sunday, police Lt. Elizabeth Erickson said.
Michael Sanchez, 25, of 48 Wardwell St., Stamford, Vincent DeCarlo, 21, of Westhill Circle, Stamford was charged with third-degree assault and interfering with police for a fight Saturday night during which he wore a Spider-Man costume as he fought with the father of Vincent DeCarlo, 21, of Westhill Circle, Stamford.
DeCarlo wore the Spider-Man outfit and allegedly punched Sanchez as police tried to break up the scuffle. DeCarlo's girlfriend, Nicole Bitterli, 18, of Toms River, N.J., was dressed as Poison Ivy -- a villain in Batman comics and films -- and hit Sanchez during the altercation.
Sanchez was charged with third-degree assault. DeCarlo was charged with interfering with police and third-degree assault. Nicole Bitterli, 18, of Toms River, N.J., faces a single count of breach of peace for a fight Saturday nigh during which she was dressed as Poison Ivy.