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Spider-Man goes on hat-wearing, bank-robbing crime spree

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Spider-Man goes on hat-wearing, bank-robbing crime spree

Despite being one of the most recognizable superheroes in the world, Spider-Man has proved popular with real-world criminals, who don his mask with surprising frequency while committing illegal acts, ranging from convenience-store robberies to gun-store burglaries. And let’s not even get started on all of those fights on Time Square and Hollywood Boulevard.

We can now add two more incidents to the list, this time in Georgia.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports a man wearing a Spider-Man mask entered a Cornelia bank Tuesday afternoon and demanded money from a teller, claiming he had a bomb. He made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect, who also sported a camouflaged hoodie, gloves and floppy hat (was it cold in Georgia on Tuesday?), was last seen not swinging from building to building, or even driving the Spider-Mobile, but rather getting into a four-door hatchback.

Stranger still, this may be the second bank heist committed by Spider-Man — well, that Spider-Man — in a little more than a month. A similarly dressed wall-crawler, who also claimed to have a bomb strapped to his body, stole $7,000 from a Gwinnett County, Georgia, bank in mid-November. No one was injured during either incident.

So, it’s either the same guy, or Ben Reilly.

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