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."
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.