It’s a always sad day when superheroes turn to the dark side. First Spider-Man got all dark and mysterious on the big screen, and now he’s taken to vandalism on London’s streets.
Spider-Man (or a vandal disguised as Spider-Man, which really seems more probable) is accused of causing £1,000 worth of damages to the window of a Chingford Domino’s Pizza. Apparently enraged at being unable to buy pizza after the shop was closed, he banged at the window and then hurled a bin lid at the shop before running away into the night.
He was captured on the shop’s CCTV camera, and the tape is now in the hands of the police, but it seems unlikely they’ll be able to track him down. If Mary Jane couldn’t figure out Spider-Man’s identity when she was dating Peter Parker, what hope do the police have?
It’s not all masked superheroes causing trouble in the area though. Drivers at the shop have reported being threatened or attacked both on their bikes and inside customer’s homes. Six weeks ago, Iain Duncan Smith, the MP for the area, declared war on shop vandals targeting Chingford and called on police to have better response times to reports of vandalism and anti-social behaviour.
If Spider-Man wasn’t involved in the anti-social behaviour and vandalism, we’d suggest that he help the police out. But since Spidey’s decided to be part of the problem and not the solution, we’ll have to count on the police for help.
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