Student Dressed as Spider-Man Tries to Commit Robbery

The University of Pittsburgh student is described as a Spider-Man enthusiast

Friday, Sep 20, 2013  |  Updated 7:38 PM EDT
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Student Dressed as Spider-Man Tries to Commit Robbery

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Pittsburgh police say they nabbed a student dressed as Spider-Man acting more like a villain and charged him with trying to rob a convenience store.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that 21-year-old University of Pittsburgh finance and economic major Jonathan Hewson was arrested after officers broadcast his description.

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Hewson is accused of walking into the store in the city's Oakland neighborhood early Friday and asking "How much money you got?"
 
Police say the store clerk tried to fire a stun gun at the costumed man, who fled. Hewson was arrested a block away.
 
Hewson's roommate Chris Esposito tells KDKA-TV it's a misunderstanding, describing Hewson as a Spider-Man enthusiast.
 
Spider-Man was created by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee, making his first appearance in Marvel's "Amazing Fantasy" No. 15 in 1962.

 


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