WOW! Imagine being a passerby when all of this was happening:
There is clearly a lot to digest.
First, a bit about the people in costumes. They were reportedly attendees at FurCon, which is a gathering for "furries" that took place in San Jose over the weekend. What are "furries" you ask?
Here's a rundown from Wikipedia:
The furry fandom is a subculture interested in anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics. Examples of anthropomorphic attributes include exhibiting human intelligence and facial expressions, speaking, walking on two legs, and wearing clothes. The term "furry fandom" is also used to refer to the community of people who gather on the internet and at furry conventions.
Here's a pic of some furries in action at a gathering that happened in Berlin a couple of years ago:
PHOTO: Getty Images
Now... Back to the episode that happened in San Jose.
It reportedly happened after witnesses observed a man attacking a woman in the car.
The Mercury News outlines what happened next:
Among the first on scene was the pink dinosaur, who wrested the suspect by the head and shoulders while a massive tail bobbed in his wake, according to a brief video Rodriguez captured of the encounter. Then a tiger knelt to restrain the man from the torso as a platform-heeled cowboy watched on.
After subduing the suspect, two of the costumed creatures reportedly sad on the man until SJPD arrived.