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  • 4 May 2010, 10:18

Spiderman comes to the rescue in Adelaide

Spiderman really did come to the rescue when a man tried to steal a comic book in Australia.

Adelaide Comic Centre owner Michael Baulderstone had dressed as the superhero to celebrate International Free Comic Day, reports Metro.co.uk, and his crime-spotting senses were pricked by a customer behaving suspiciously.

Baulderstone, aka Spiderman, lept into action and discovered the man trying to pinch an X-Men omnibus worth nearly 100. The shop's surveillance cameras show him confiscating the shop-lifter's rucksack.

Spidey, two Jedi Knights and Flash then blocked the doors to prevent the man fleeing the scene of the crime.

Baulderstone told the local Advertiser newspaper: "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."

Adelaide police were soon called and are now investigating the incident.