Brazil: Teen boy dresses as Spider-Man, lures and beats up suspected pedophile

Brazil: Teen boy dresses as Spider-Man, lures and beats up suspected pedophile

Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Marvel’s comic character Spider Man has always remained admirable one among teens. While many times the youngsters have attempted heroic stunts, it has happened that the stunts have gone wrong or probably done with not so good intention.

Recently, a 15-year-old boy named Joaçaba dressed in a Spider-man costume, lured and thrashed a suspected pedophile.

Going by a few reports, Joaçaba initially pretended to be a 14-year-old girl on Tinder and started interacting with a man. Later he dressed in Spider Man costume, packed two pocketknives and two retractable tonfas along with a bladed brass knuckle.

The boy then called the man in a park at night, lured him and then allegedly beat him.

The boy was held by the police post incident while the suspected pedophile was taken to the nearby hospital for treatment.

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The reports suggest that the boy had saved all the messages exchanged between him and the accused man to produce as evidence. He handed a flashdrive to the police containing chat logs with the pedophile.

It’s not clear at this time what legal action has been taken against either the teen or the man suspected of being a pedophile. Their names were not mentioned in the article

Spider-Man is one of the most recognizable comics characters in the world. After getting bitten by a radioactive spider, he gains arachnid powers. The character has appeared, and been referenced, in various films, television shows and other mediums.

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