Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Does Whatever A Comic Book Store Owner Can
Here's how The Advertiser wrote it up, on page three of the fish wrapper no less!
Spiderman traps thief - for real
IT sounds like a comic book plot - Spiderman foils a would-be thief as Star Wars Jedi Knights block the escape route and superhero The Flash looks on.
But this was the scene played out in a city shop on Saturday, when a business owner dressed as Spiderman stopped a man shoplifting an X-Men book worth $160.
Adelaide Comics Centre owner Michael Baulderstone, 45, spotted a man "behaving suspiciously" at the back of his Rundle Mall store, before discovering he had put the valuable book in his backpack.
"We had about 40 people dressed up as their favourite superheroes to celebrate International Free Comic Day, so he didn't have much of a choice but to hand the X-Men Omnibus back after a little bit of a scuffle," he said.
"I've had a look at the security footage and it shows Spiderman running down the corridor of the shop, grabbing this guy, hauling him off.
"Everyone in the store thought it was a play, that it was street theatre of some sort. It wasn't until I said `call the police' that people started to realise."
"One of the funniest things about the incident was that I called for people to stand near the door and it just so happened we had people dressed as Jedi Knights there blocking the exit, the Flash was there at some point too," Mr Baulderstone said.
"It was a bit serious at the time, but now we're looking back laughing at what greeted police."
Now, if you want an autographed photo of Mike as Spider-Man, then feel free to drop me a line and I'll arrange it for you.
Take a bow, Michael Baulderstone, the real life hero in a baggy Spider-Man costume!! Welcome to your own personal Warhol Time!