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Sword-wielding "Spider-Man" foiled in latest robbery try, say N.C. cops

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Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

(CBS/AP) JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - 'Tis the season for masked "superheroes" to emerge from the shadows.

Authorities in North Carolina say a sword-wielding bandit wearing a Spider-Man mask walked into a convenience store Wednesday morning and demanded money.

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says the clerk pulled out a broom and poked the suspect in the stomach. A second clerk joined in the struggle. "Spider-Man" lost his mask and part of his ponytail was ripped out before he fled.

Sheriff's deputies found 56-year-old Dale Foughty - aka Spider Man - at a nearby home and arrested him.

According to station WWAY, the arrest follows after a series of robberies in Wilmington, where another man in a Spider-Man mask has robbed convenience stores of money and cigarettes.

Foughty is jailed on $100,000 bond.