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The combined forces of Spider-Man and the Jedi Knights took time off from battling Green Goblin and The Empire on Saturday to bust an Adelaide comic store thief. The unnamed perp attempted to lift a copy of X-Men Omnibus, worth A$160 (£97), from the Adelaide Comics Centre during an event to mark International Free Comic day. …

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wheeee

You couldnt make this up. I bet Uwe Bol is already planning his next travesty based on it.

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Happy Star Wars Day!!!

May The 4th Be With You... Always.

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“My colleague, who was dressed as The Flash, kept running AROUND the shop and stayed calm. It really was a team effort"

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WORST. SHOPLIFTER. EVER

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'Flash kept running the shop'

He just /had/ to get that one in, hadn't he?

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Hats off (but not masks)

"The Flash kept running"

Very good.

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"My colleague, who was dressed as The Flash, kept running the shop..."

That's a true fan- wont drop out of character for a second...

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What is the attraction....

.... of dressing up as Super Zeros???

Minds you, did the theif misunderstand the meaning of 'International Free Comic day'?

Paris cos she's my super hero...

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Suspiciously dressed in regular clothing

Brilliant.

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well it was

International free comic day.

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WTF?

ahem, excuuuse me

Just where is the playmobil recreation?

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awesome

"My spider-sense was tingling" - utterly brilliant. :)

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Brilliant!

Jedi knights had their light sabers out indeed!

:-D

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Jedi..

"it just happened that the Jedi Knights were there and they had their lightsabers out so they held the door until the police arrived."

Crikey! It was a good job those Jedi remembered their lightsabers. Just think how powerless they would've been if they'd left them at home!! Still - at least they were praised; over here they'd have been arrested for possession of a deadly weapon!!

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International Free Comic day?

"This isn't the free comic you're looking for."

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Any pictures of catwomen?

Or is it a "true" comic book fan and we'd rather not see?

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perhaps he should try shoplifting in the apple store

As this would never happen there;

“My colleague, who was dressed as The Flash, kept running the shop and stayed calm. It really was a team effort.”

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lmao

"Law enforcement operatives dressed as Adelaide police officers then attended the scene...."

Genius.

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Am I the only one thinking...

...that he hadn't actually nicked it? Over here at least, you haven't nicked anything until you leave the store with it. Up until that point you're given the benefit of the doubt, in case you've put something in a pocket simply to make it easier to carry to the till.

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Seriously. Here is the USA you have to LEAVE THE STORE without paying for it.

You mean in the UK you just have to bag it before you get charged with shoplifting? Glad I don't live in that country!

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Theft Act

In the UK, to prove theft under the Theft Act you have to prove that the intention was to deprive the owner of the item of it's use permanently. Thus you can actually leave the store with a trolley (cart to you lot over the pond) of shopping and as long as the prosecution can't convince beyond reasonable doubt, that you never intended to return the stuff or pay for it then your in the clear. But best to remember to pay for your champagne when you go to leave Tescos.....

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What's the UK got to do with it?

Adelaide's the capital city of South Australia.

You'll also notice that the word "charged" doesn't appear in either this article or the Times source article. Police are "investigating", which will presumably end with him being "let off with a warning" for lack of any chargeable offence.

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There's already a video including....

There's already a video including security camera shots and some reconstruction and interview.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/weirdnewsvideo/7676875/Spiderman-prevents-comic-book-robbery.html

Sorry huge link at the torygraph.

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Wow

Seriously, hearing that stuff like this happens is a reason to keep on living.

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