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Pittsburgh police arrest Spider-Man in store robbery


Spider-Man has defeated foes ranging from the Green Goblin and Electro to Venom and the Rhino, but he’s no match for a convenience-store clerk with a Taser.

According to a Pittsburgh police report, a man wearing a Spider-Man costume entered the Atwood Xpress at 1:10 this morning and loudly asked the clerk, “How much money you got?” When the employee realized he was being robbed, he pulled out an “arcing Taser” and attempted to use on the wall-crawler, who then fled down the street quicker than Speed Demon.

However, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports a University of Pittsburgh police officer spotted a costumed suspect about a block away from the store and arrested him.

Johnathan N. Hewson, a 21-year-old Pitt student, was charged with one count of robbery and taken to the Allegheny County jail. He’s expected to be arraigned sometime today. Below you can see video of Hewson — handcuffed but still gripping a Spider-Man mask — as he’s escorted to a police car.



Aw man. The Bugle was right about him all along.

Probably a steelers fan, too.

Was his spider-sense tingling? Possibly. But his common sense was not.

And it’s “Spider-Man”, not “Spiderman”, dammit!

I knew Otto Octavious wouldn’t be able to keep the masquerade going forever.

Shame it wasn’t Andrew Garfield, it’d spare us another lousy Spider-man movie and more of his dumbass “what if Spider-man was gay” tripe.

There goes that “SUPERIOR” Spider-Man!

Still a better Spiderman than Andrew Garfield.

That’s not Spider-Man, that’s Chameleon!

Whatta handsome cute hottie! Where’s Jen Walters when we need her??

And thus was born… Taser-Guy – The greatest hero of them all!

Tarik, Andrew Garfield is a WAY better Spider-Man than whoever the previous guy was.

Check the suit. Might have been a symbiote forcing him to rob.

It’s gone rogue. Not gone rouge.

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