facebook
twitter
search
search

College student tries to rob store dressed as Spider-Man, gets arrested

College student dressed as Spider-Man thwarted by clerk's taser, easily spotted by nearby police.
By KRISTEN BUTLER, UPI.com   |   Sept. 20, 2013 at 1:54 PM

University of Pittsburgh student Jonathan Hewson thought it would be a good idea to wear a Spider-Man costume while holding up a convenience store.

Hewson, 21, demanded money from Bob Patel at Atwood Express just after 1 a.m. Friday.

According to the police report, Hewson yelled "How much money you got?" but fled empty-handed when Patel produced a taser.

The clerk called the cops, who broadcast an easy description over the radio.

Police spotted Spider-Man running about a block away and picked Hewson up on attempted robbery charges.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Man helps shark return to ocean at North Carolina beach
Police: Florida motorist accidentally jumped drawbridge
Watermelon cutting attempt sends sword through glass table
Swedish synchronized swimmers attempt routine drunk
German man launches lawn darts to show dangers