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Spider-Man menace robs New York City pharmacy

written by Alex Lopez April 30, 2017
Spiderman: Homecoming with cap's sheild

Ok, ok, so it wasn’t the actual Spider-Man who robbed a pharmacy in New York City. More like someone in a Spider-Man hoodie. And police are still on the look out for the robber. Maybe J. Jonah Jameson was right. Let’s get to the details.

On Monday, April 24th, a man armed with a box cutter entered the East Harlem Pharmacy with the intent to rob the store. ┬áThe man came in looking for prescription drugs, but the owner informed the robber that he had none. “He was insisting to get some different kinds of narcotics. Oxycodone, Percocet, codeine, anything with codeine” said Nasir Gore, the store’s owner. Despite leaving empty handed, the robber left a lasting impression with the store owner. “He had a Spider-Man kind of mask that zips up in front of the face” With a hoodie like that, it may be hard for this robber to hide from the police.

Spiderman: Homecoming with cap's sheild

Of course, this isn’t the first time that robbers have used the identities of superheroes to disguise their true intent. Back in March of 2016, a man dressed as Captain America robbed an Ulta store wearing a similar type of hoodie as the Spider-Man robber. In Florida, two men attempted to steal an ATM, with one of the men dressed as Deadpool. It is interesting that robbers would dress as superheroes. While these fictional heroes stand for truth and justice, others use them for just the opposite. Perhaps it gives them a feeling of power. In any case, we should all remember what the characters stand for, and not for what others use them for.

Police are still searching for the Spider-Man robber. The above tweet was sent out for anyone who may have information leading to the arrest of the person. I guess this person never got the talk about great power.


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