Spider-Man Foiled In Attempt To Rob Xbox One On Launch Night

Spider-Man Foiled in Attempt to Rob Xbox One on Launch Night

Parker! Parker! Get out there and get me some pictures of that menace! He tried to steal an Xbox One! Maybe that's news? What do I pay you people for?!

OK, so, not really. It was a guy in a Spider-Man hoodie, the hood zipped into a mask around his face to keep his identity a secret, because people he loves could be hurt if people knew who he was. This happened up in Chesterfield Township, Mich. which is a suburb northeast of Detroit. It happened at 12:30am Central time on Friday, which is 90 minutes after the console's midnight EDT launch.

So, unlike Bakersfield last week with the PlayStation 4 (twice!) we can't call this the First Robbery of the Xbox One, because Spidey didn't get the goods. Two sisters say they saw a man lingering by the exit of a Meijer store. As they walked by him on the way to their car, he came up from behind, with the hood zipped into a Spider-Man mask.

He demanded the Xbox One console they'd just purchased. The sisters replied, more or less, "are you serious?" This despite the fact one said she saw the barrel of a gun in the man's hand. Spidey looked at other shoppers leaving the store, shoved his hands in his pockets and ran to a getaway car.

Police in Chesterfield Township made an arrest at 3pm. Friday of a suspect they have not yet named — though they do note they have a Spider-Man hoodie in evidence.

Spider-Man bandit who tried to steal Xbox One caught in police web [Detroit Free Press]


    Like anything and everything now days, it seems the motto is Can't Afford it or just want it, Steal it.

      As a supermarket employee, I can honestly state: The sheer amount of theft is absurd. Literally absurd.

      Mostly make-up and baby stuff (clothes, bottles etc).

        I remember being told that condoms were one of the most stolen items too.

          I've heard that. But in my career, I don't think I've ever found an empty condoms box. I generally find these most:

          Makeup. Found mascara, gloss, nails, foundation and shadow in a neat little pile behind pillows today. This happens every weekend. Normally they don't take the nails.

          Batteries. Every day, at least one packet. Normally two.

          Baby stuff. Found a dummy, bottle and a few loose nappies today. Pretty much this stuff, maybe a bib or blanket on occasion.

          Dairy. Empty kids yoghurts, half finished kids drinks and the occasional Dare or Big M. None today (this doesn't count the perishable stock I find just abandoned in aisles when customers change their minds, mind you. There's so, so, so much more of that).

          Everything else. I might, in a blue moon, find muesli bars or lolly wrappers. But these are few and far between. We did once find an eaten chicken carcass.

          Thinking about it, I pay very little attention to condoms and lubricants.

            I truly despise the people who eat food in the store and don't pay for it, some don't even consider it stealing.

            I accept tasting a grape and buying the bunch.

            Wow, I worked at a Coles about 12 years ago and never remember it being that bad at all! The half drunk/eaten kids stuff was sort of common I guess, I was surprised when parents paid for half eaten stuff lol, never remember any makeup etc being taken on a regular basis. I think I do remember batteries being in the damaged stock shelf out the back a bit..

            Perishables is a weird one.. I guess even if they took it back to the deli (for meat etc) they wouldn't accept it back and put it back in the display? I mean they couldn't I guess? But for like, milk or something, just put it back in the fridge derro lol.


    Dammit Spidey!

    Spiderman, spiderman does whatever a spiderman can...
    finds some thugs, robs some kids, spiderman, spiderman...

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