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Thread: The Man Who Stole Spider-Man #700. And The Man Who Stopped Him.

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    Default The Man Who Stole Spider-Man #700. And The Man Who Stopped Him.

    Siike Donnelly is an occasional contributor to Bleeding Cool and has written at length about his brain aneurysm and how he believed comic books helped him through recovery. He's also a podcaster and has a Kickstarter on the go for his comic Solestar. He also works at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles.

    Two days ago a customer tried to buy a large amount of Amazing Spider-Man #700 and variants. When told that there was a limit per customer, he became argumentative and Donnelly escorted the man from the store. He tells me;
    I had to escort him out of the store for yelling. Then he threatened to call the cops and said I "assaulted" him. He left for a few minutes, came back, ran in when he saw me at the back of the store. I guess he figured I couldn't run. He was wrong. He grabbed a handful of variants and bolted for the door. I was on him in seconds. Knocked some of the books from his hands. Without stopping he ran out into Melrose during high traffic. I stayed behind him. He turned to gloat, thinking he made a clean getaway, but I was already there. With all my force I shoved him into his car. I knelt down to grab the remaining comics he dropped. We were at his car it turns out. He swung open his car door and tried to hit me in the face with it. The door stopped a foot from my face. So I shoved the door closed, pinning him between his door and car. He was stuck. I screamed out him. He threatened that he had a gun and would kill me with it. I told him bigger forces than him have tried to kill me and failed. He then tried to play the victim and said he was buying for his kid. I told him he failed as a father then and if stealing is what he's going to pass on to his child, then his kids should be taken from him.

    I released him from his car and told him to never come back. He drove away. Found out later that he robbed two other places nearby. He was just on a spree that day. It's not store policy to chase down thieves like that, but this guy had it coming. And with the evidence we gathered, he's going to jail.
    Apparently a police forensics team were able to get fingerprints on a comic bag he'd touched. Siike almost blacked out from the intensity of the situation after it happened, but he's okay now.
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    Good man, good job.

    Wacker, send this man something!
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    Ironically, if he goes to prison for stealing this comic in particular, he may find himself in a similar position to Mary Jane.

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    Wow.

    I chased down a couple of shoplifters in my time - one of the benefits of being on the high school long distance team...I may not be faster than most people, but I can outlast most of them There's something about the thrill of the chase, but both times I got chastised by the police later for putting my own safety in jeopardy.

    Our cops usually did very little about the cases either. Hopefully you'll have more luck.

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    ...and then he woke up and it was all a dream.

    Cool story, bro. Bleeding cool story.
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    Yeah Siike! -Bradley

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    This article is a load of crap. OK. I am sure the theft did happen, or was attempted, but for you to basically say that you had this intense conversation while all this action was going on is total bullshit. Please, report the facts and not the fiction.

    Plus, why didn't you just sell him the comics in the first place? I guess that's the weirdest part of this story for me.
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    Siike was Superior.

    Quote Originally Posted by filgreco View Post
    This article is a load of crap. OK. I am sure the theft did happen, or was attempted, but for you to basically say that you had this intense conversation while all this action was going on is total bullshit. Please, report the facts and not the fiction.
    I do believe those words (or something along those lines) were said. Siike probably left out a lot of swearing, and the fact they were yelled and not gentley spoken.
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    Stay classy, America.

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    This article is missing rape, Rich.
    I need rape when I'm reading a Spidey story, dammit!
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