Prosecutors reached a deal Tuesday with Osvaldo Quiroz-Lopez, 33, to dismiss the reckless endangerment charges stemming from the April 7 incident provided he completes one day of community service, the New York Post reported Wednesday.
"I have always been innocent," Quiroz-Lopez said as he left Manhattan Criminal Court. "And there's video to prove my innocence -- that I never had contact with the child."
Parmita Katkar, an actress from India, had accused Quiroz-Lopez of shoving her 2-year-old son, Samar, to the ground while the man was dressed as "Sesame Street" character Cookie Monster in Times Square. Katkar said Quiroz-Lopez became irate when she told him she did not have any cash to pay him for posing for a photo with the boy.
"I took this because I'm really tired of this and just want to move on with my life," Quiroz-Lopez said.
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
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