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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   |   Comments

Sept. 20 (UPI) -- 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.

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