New York, New York - (Rioters): New York's Naked Cowboy Robert Burck has blamed vexatious litigants The Men From Mars for today's molotov cocktail attack on a Pentagon recruiting orifice in Times Square.
"This bears all the hallmarks of a character assassination attempt to frame our client," Burck's lawyers told NYPD cops today.
"Especially the use of a pair his underpants in the fabrication of the molotov cocktail."
The device exploded at 3.45 EST just yards from the disputed Mars-owned M&M billboard at the center of a plagiarisation lawsuit.
Burck has sued the confectionery giant for $6 million copyright damages.
The company had erected an animated parody of his signature singing and dancing naked cowboy act on his professional turf patch, the lawsuit alleges.
A war of words then escalated with Mars Corp counter-suing Burck for fraud.
Times Square remains closed today.