Friday, July 5, 2013

Brooklyn Has Its Very Own Spider-Man

Posted By on Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 8:00 AM

How I Spent My Fourth of July by Andrew Garfield
  • "How I Spent My Fourth of July" by Andrew Garfield
What did you do yesterday for the Fourth of July? I ate corn on the cob, grilled shrimp, fruit salad, Wendy's six-piece chicken nuggets, a mountain of ice cream smothered in hot fudge, and complained about the weather. Then there was the guy/daredevil/possible superhero who rappelled down the Brooklyn Bridge with no harness or protective gear, landed on a nearby rooftop, and spurred a citywide manhunt.

Eyewitnesses spotted him just before 9am yesterday, first scaling down a mesh netting that was dangling off the bridge as part of a construction project before he (apparently) realized the netting was too short and scurried back up like it was no big deal. He found a water hose to use instead—all MacGyver-like—tying it to a post at the top of the bridge and descending down "really fast," an onlooker said. He landed on the roof of an NYPD repair shop and fled the scene, forever* vanishing into the sunlight as friendly neighborhood Spider-Men tend to do before making out with Emma Stone. You can't make this stuff up! (Except people do all the time in movies and comic books.) See it for yourself at ABC News with footage caught by a witness.

*Or at least until the police find him, which they haven't been able to do yet, though at this point they suspect it was merely a stunt with no malicious intent, so that's cool.

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