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Man Dressed As Captain America Arrested After Breaking Into Shed

Man Dressed As Captain America Arrested After Breaking Into Shed

A man wearing a Captain America costume and a pair of fairy wings has been arrested after being caught while allegedly trying to break into a garden shed.

In an incident that probably won't be causing the Avengers to assemble any time soon, David Hobbs, 36, was arrested on Tuesday morning after being caught using a pipe to force his way into the property in the town of Clarksdale, Mississippi.

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Hobbs was discovered after tripping an alarm while leaving the property, and was held at gunpoint by the homeowner until police arrived at the scene.

David Hobbs' mugshot. Credit: Clarksdale Police
David Hobbs' mugshot. Credit: Clarksdale Police

The homeowner, a former marine who declined to offer his name or give an interview, claims that Hobbs was carrying a handgun when he stopped him. Thankfully neither of the men were injured during the confrontation.

Hobbs, who was already on probation for grand larceny charges, was taken to Coahoma County Jail and is currently awaiting trial, with his bond set at $25,000 (£19,990).

A neighbour told Gainesville, Florida-based news channel WCJB-TV: "It's just crazy. You come out at that time in the morning and someone's prowling around on your property.

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"You know, you've got a family you're trying to protect."

The neighbour added: "It's a good thing the guy got caught before anything tragic, you know, anything happened."

David Hobbs in full Captain America costume. Credit: Clarksdale Police
David Hobbs in full Captain America costume. Credit: Clarksdale Police

It is currently unknown why exactly Hobbs was wearing such a costume during the incident, but regardless of the outcome of the trial, we can all agree that it's helped produce one of the all-time great mugshots.

Hobbs isn't the only costumed character to be caught allegedly committing crimes, but merely the latest entry in a growing pantheon of real-life supervillains.

In December, a duo of armed crooks - one dressed as Batman, the other donning a skintight green bodysuit - used a rifle and a sword to rob a convenience store in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Credit: Council Bluffs Police Department
Credit: Council Bluffs Police Department

According to police, the incident happened shortly before 4am at a Casey's Convenience Store.

A picture seemingly taken by a surveillance camera shows the Caped Crusader holding the sword, as his green-clad accomplice heads for the counter. Local reports claim the men handed a bag and to the shop assistant, which he was told to fill with cash before they left via the back door.

Featured Image Credit: Clarksdale Police

Topics: US News, Weird