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Being British, my old pal Action Man regularly reads The Sun tabloid. Mostly he just looks at the ladies on “Page 3,” but occasionally he hits geek gold, as evidenced by this article about a comic thief in Australia.
Also, you’ll be happy to know that the Queen of England has personally approved all the spelling in the article below. Thanks, Mum!
By THE SUN STAFF REPORTER Published: 03 May 2010
SPIDERMAN foiled a would-be thief as Jedi Knights blocked his escape route.
No, it’s not a comic book plot but the scene which unravelled in a Australian book store on Saturday.
Store owner Michael Baulderstone, dressed as Spiderman, spotted the man trying to steal an X-Men book worth $160 (£97).
The 45-year-old called for back-up and the hapless thief was surrounded by superheroes within seconds.
Mr Baulderstone said: “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 comic back after a little bit of a scuffle.
“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.
“It was a bit serious at the time, but now we’re looking back laughing at what greeted police.”
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TUESDAY – Television. Our favorite drug; constant and comforting, but often packaged with regret.
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