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Stupid Criminal Files: Spiderman 'Disguise' Somehow Fails Purse-Snatcher
A man in Merced stands accused of picking one of the stupidest criminal disguises we've ever heard of.Daniel James Bradley, 22, was taken into custody while wearing a Spiderman suit in Merced, a Central Valley city that we should point out is over four hours north of Hollywood Boulevard. Bradley is accused of trying to snatch a woman's purse totally incognito, according to the Merced Sun-Star.
The incident was reported on November 10 sometime around noon. The victim had just parked her car, when she noticed the suspect staring at her. (At this point, he was wearing a jacket over his disguise.) He walked toward her and demanded her purse. The victim said she thought she saw a gun, but it sounds like it was just a metal pipe stuffed up his sleeve. She ran away screaming and calling for help. The suspect stashed the pipe and jacket in some bushes.
When police asked Bradley why he suited up as Spiderman, he reportedly told them it was his "disguise." But it didn't end up working out too well for him: the police spotted him and arrested him after a short chase. Later, the victim and a witness had no problem identifying Bradley.
He's been booked on suspicion of attempted robbery and is being held in lieu of $65,000 bail.
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