You hear about that movie about the kids that dress up as superheroes, without any superpowers? Well those kids might be on to something.
Michael Baulderstone is a 45-year-old comic book owner in Australia who dressed up in a Spider-Man costume for a promotional event at his store. He just happened to catch a shoplifter, and lucky for him the Jedi Knights were nearby to lend a hand.
The Times Online has the story:
Mingling among the customers in fancy dress — including a Wolverine, a Catwoman and someone dressed as Kick-Ass, the character from the recent British film about a hapless American teenager who creates his own superhero character to fight crime — Mr Baulderstone noticed someone acting suspiciously.
The customer, who was dressed as himself — a comic fan in an overcoat and jeans – allegedly picked up an X-Man Omnibus (worth $AU160, or £97) from the shop window display.
Okay, it’s not exactly foiling a bank robbery or defeating a super crime villain. But can you say,”I’m going to jail”?