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Superman Rescues Wonder Woman From Attacker On Hollywood Boulevard

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Wonder Woman and Superman (via Christopher Dennis/Facebook)
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The costumed characters of Hollywood Boulevard have a bit of a reputation for getting into scuffles, but when "Wonder Woman" was attacked Friday, it was her fellow superhero, "Superman," who came to her rescue.The duo had been taping a segment in the area for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and were outside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel when they were approached by a female "cowboy boot-wearing transient," according to ABC7.

The suspect allegedly came right up to Jennifer Wenger ("Wonder Woman") and punched the performer in the face. Then it was Christopher Dennis ("Superman") to the rescue. He told ABC7: "I'm then reflecting all of her boot throws. She actually hits Wonder Woman again with a boot. I reflected it and it just kind of ricocheted off my arm and hit her in the face."

Dennis and Wenger, and many of their costumed cohorts, were the focus of a 2007 documentary "Confessions of a Superhero," which takes a look at the lives of the actors who work the Boulevard by getting tipped for taking photos with tourists.

In addition to the physical assault, the transient also reportedly told the costumed characters they "would be dead by tomorrow."

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Wenger says she was inspired by the character she portrays along the Boulevard for tourists and fans, and she realized Wonder Woman would not hit the attacker.

Recently, transients were the perpetrators of a fatal stabbing on Hollywood Boulevard, prompting Mayor Eric Garcetti to plead the case for more police to patrol the popular area.