A teenager in Joaçaba, Brazil, is said to have lured and beaten up a suspected pedophile while dressed as Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man.
Brazil’s A Tribuna reports police arrested the 15-year-old boy, who had pretended to be a 14-year-old girl on Tinder, after beating the man, whose age was not disclosed, up in a park at night. The suspected pedophile was taken to hospital and later to the police to give a statement.
According to Twitter’s Oceanyia, who translated the article, “Our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man over here packed two pocketknives and two retractable tonfas along with a bladed brass knuckle. Wild. He handed a flashdrive to the police containing chat logs with the pedophile.”
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It’s not clear at this time what legal action has been taken against either the teen or the man suspected of being a pedophile. Their names were not mentioned in the article
Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in the pages of 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15, Spider-Man is one of the most recognizable comics characters in the world. After getting bitten by a radioactive spider, he gains arachnid powers. The character has appeared, and been referenced, in various films, television shows and other mediums.
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