Pharmacy targeted by Spiderman

Detail from Spiderman comic

A man dressed as Spiderman has attempted to rob a New York pharmacy

Normally when Spiderman is spotted at the scene of a crime, he’s trying to catch the villains.

But the Marvel superhero was recently seen attempting to rob a New York pharmacy of codeine-based drugs and other narcotics.

ABC Eyewitness News reports that the man, dressed in a Spider-Man mask, entered the East Harlem Pharmacy armed with a box cutter and jumped over the counter.

The real Spidey might have been more successful, but this imitator left without the drugs he’d demanded.

“He was insisting to get some different kinds of narcotics, oxycodone, Percocet, codeine, anything with codeine,” said pharmacy owner Nasir Gore.

But he was told the small pharmacy, which has very little storage space and can not always fulfil requests, simply didn’t have any.

“The whole thing is, we’re out of those kinds of medications for a few days.”

The next day, Spiderman had more success when targeting a bank.

According to AM New York, he went to an HSBC branch and handed a demand note to the teller, then pulled the Spider-Man mask over his face and left with an “unspecified” amount of cash.

Police are looking for a man described as about 5 foot 5, last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants and the superhero mask. Let’s hope he doesn’t keep his secret identity hidden for long.

A robber wearing a Spiderman mask hit a bank in the Bronx and a pharmacy in Harlem over two days, April 23 and 24. (Credit: NYPD)

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  1. Karalyn Huxhagen

    one Friday night I had Spiderman enter the pharmacy. He sprayed his ‘spiderman’ string all over the intake bench and demanded to be heard. He was clearly not well mentally but left the pharmacy after covering everything in his path with spray on string. the next day the local paper had a story that he had held up a service station with a machete. Obviously we were very lucky that we only wore sticky string.

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