Dumb Criminals — 21 October 2011
Robber’s Spidey Sense Fails Him

The proprietors of a convenience store received a surprise visit from Spider-Man this week, but were disappointed to learn that Peter Parker was not the man behind the mask.  Authorities say that Dale Foughty, 56, attempted to rob a North Carolina convenience store wielding a sword and wearing a Spider-Man mask.  Foughty’s fencing abilities were apparently rusty, because two store clerks were able to fend him off with a broom stick.  During the scuffle, the clerks managed to pull of Foughty’s mask, as well as his ponytail.  Ouch.

Following the event, Foughty was arrested at a nearby home and is being held on $100,000 bail.

Source: Sword-wielding “Spider-Man” foiled in latest robbery try, say N.C. cops (CBS News)

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Taylor has been a full-time, professional writer for over three years. On the nights and weekends, he is pursuing an M.A. in Government from Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two dogs.

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