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Five Wannabe Super Heroes Who Got Arrested

We’d all love to be able to live our lives as caped crusaders. Fighting crime, getting scores of offers from women, but often rejecting them to continue fighting crime. It’s a fantasy life that’s best left for daydreams and roleplaying behind closed doors. Unfortunately, not everybody feels that way. Sometimes, some people are so bored with their own real lives that they dress up as superheroes and go out in public. And sometimes, as in these five cases below, they go completely against the nature of their heroes and commit a crime that lands them in jail. Here’s five examples of wannabe superheroes getting arrested…

Guy Thinks He’s Spiderman, Tries To Sneak Into Hookah Bar Via The Air Ducts…

In Bethlehem, PA the superheroes, or people who’ve consumed enough alcohol to think they’re superheroes, are getting so bored that they’re sneaking into hookah bars, according to this Morning Call article. Have you ever been so drunk you thought you were Spiderman? We all have, just like this guy. Don’t judge…

“…Justine S. Graci’s attempt at wall climbing ended very badly indeed, when he got stuck in the vent of a Bethlehem hookah lounge he was trying to sneak into in October. Police said the intoxicated 28-year-old was wedged so tightly in the ventilation duct at 3 E. Third St. that firefighters had to be called to rescue him. It was an ignoble curtain close for Graci, who just wanted to get into Sultana Hookah Lounge, but was turned away by a bouncer who determined it was filled to capacity and Graci was too drunk anyway, police said.”

Superman Attacks Motorists…

Back in 2004, in Ann Arbor Michigan, a dude dressed as Superman snuck up and carjacked some young men outside of a house party. According to a statement from local police:

“I guess this young man jumped in the back seat of the victim’s vehicle and just started hitting him and when the victim attempted to call using his cell phone, (Superman) grabbed the cell phone and he stomped on it.”

Michigan is a struggling state, in need of a hero like Superman. It’s just a shame this guy couldn’t get his act together.

Hollywood Spiderman Impersonator Gets Arrested…

The famous stretch of Hollywood Boulevard that is constantly littered with tourists and impersonators is almost as dangerous as the parts of L.A. where they filmed “Friday.” Especially if you’re a crappy tourist. Apparently one particular Spiderman took a punch at a tourist he wasn’t too fond of, then almost got away with it because the cops initially couldn’t pinpoint which Spiderman impersonator it was:

“Officers arriving on the scene found several different people dressed as Spider-Man. They stopped one of the impersonators, but it wasn’t the suspect. The second “Spider-Man” they stopped was the suspect”

Those character impersonators terrorize tourists with almost complete anonymity on a regular basis, according to KTLA:

“In other incidents, actors dressed as the superhero Mr. Incredible, Elmo the Muppet and the dark-hooded character from the movie “Scream” were arrested for being too aggressive with tourists. A man dressed as the horror film character Freddie Krueger was also taken into custody for allegedly stabbing someone. No charges were ever filed.”

Israeli Spiderman Harasses Commuters…

It’s nice to know that even countries that seem so different from the U.S. suffer the same superhere related problems as we do. Like Isreal, for example, where a man dressed as Spiderman took advantage of some gridlocked traffic:

“Cops were called to the scene after receiving a flurry of calls from gridlocked commuters near the Rosh Ha’ayin intersection who reported a man in a Spiderman costume throwing ropes at cars, the improvised lassos presumably meant to substitute for the web-crawler’s famous mechanical web-shooters.”

The young man told the cops that earlier, he’d woken up in that costume and had now idea how it happened. Well, either you got bit by a radio active spider, or you had too much to drink. Duh.

Guy Dresses As Batman, Stands On Building To Maintain Vigilant Watch, Gets Put On Probation…

Let it be known, residents of Petoskey, Michigan: You cannot dress up like Batman, and pretend to be scouting for crimes atop a tall building, without expecting the real crime fighters to shatter your dreams. You’ll be placed on probation, and be expressly prohibited from wearing your batman costume. I DON’T CARE IF THEY’RE YOUR PAJAMAS!

“32-year-old Mark Williams was sentenced Monday to six months of probation. During that time, a judge says he’s not allowed to wear costumes — including the Batman one he was wearing when Petoskey police picked him up in May.”

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