Hollywood, CA – Law enforcement officials are on the lookout for Spider-Man, after the masked superhero stole $6,000 in cash and credit card information from a Starlines Tour Bus company employee.
On Friday morning, the worker was leaving the business’ Hollywood Boulevard headquarters when the web-slinger snatched the paper bag filled with cash and receipts, said the Los Angeles Police Department’s Lt. Rich Galbaldon, who is a watch commander in the Hollywood Division.
Police have been questioning other Spider-Men who were spotted in the area between the TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman’s) a tourist hot spot.
No arrests have been made thus far, but other superheroes including Superman, Batman and Catwoman, have pledged to aid police in their search for the Spider-Man thief.
This isn’t the first time an ill-intentioned Spider-Man has been wanted by Hollywood authorities.
In 2009, a Spider-Man impersonator allegedly punched a man in the face and arms. Police showed up and arrested one of four Spider-Men present at the scene, though the victim seemed to believe they had gotten the wrong one. As such, the victim refused to press charges.
Superhero impersonators lining Hollywood Boulevard isn’t an uncommon sight. These impersonators will pose for photos, though sometimes a dispute, even a fight, will break out over “sidewalk territory” or “aggressive begging,” which some impersonators have been accused of in the past.
Of course, then there are real-life superheroes who are just plain bad. Let’s not forget Stan Worby, the infamous “Bradford Batman,” who turned a wanted man in to police, only to be busted months later for theft himself … while accompanied by the man whom he originally turned in.
Anyway. What do you think of this story? Are you upset to see Spider-Man become a criminal?
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