In a case of life imitating art (in this case, comic book art), a man dressed as Spiderman stopped a would-be thief from stealing a $160 comic on Free Comic Book Day this last Sunday. He was aided in his crime-fighting by two Jedi knights and The Flash. Not even kidding.
Adelaide Comic Centre's Michael Baulderstone, 45, noticed a man "behaving suspiciously" at the back of his store.
Upon closer examination, he saw that the man had put a valuable book in his backpack.
"We had about 40 people dressed up as their favourite superheroes to celebrate International Free Comic Day, so he didn't have much of a choice but to hand the X-Men Omnibus back after a little bit of a scuffle," he said.
"I've had a look at the security footage and it shows Spider-Man running down the corridor of the shop, grabbing this guy, hauling him off.
"One of the funniest things about the incident was that I called for people to stand near the door and it just so happened we had people dressed as Jedi knights there blocking the exit, the Flash was there at some point too," Mr Baulderstone said.
Haha, that IS funny, Mr. Baulderstone. Granted not as funny as if you'd stripped the thief naked and set his genitals on fire BUT WE CAN'T ALL BE COMEDIANS.
Thanks to Markus, Nicholas, aliya, Sean, PK, Bertoni and Grace, who once stopped a bank robbery while all dressed as X-Men characters on Halloween. And to Elizabeth, who actually works at the comic shop and hopefully managed to get a couple neck-stomps in on the culprit.