HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man was not so friendly after, police said, a man dressed like the Marvel Comics superhero attacked and robbed a woman in Hollywood.
According to Hollywood Police, 36-year-old Lequan Steven Payne dressed up as the web-slinger and robbed the victim near the intersection of Federal Highway and Dixianna Street, Monday night.
Investigators said the victim posed with the suspect earlier in the evening for a picture.
Police said Payne encountered the victim a second time, and this time he struck her with a blunt object before robbing her and fleeing the scene with $45 in cash, leaving her on the ground.
Detectives said the victim was able to give them a specific description of her attacker.
With that, police were able to quickly track down Payne, who was still dressed from head to toe in his Spider-Man costume and bright yellow shorts and shoes.
Video sent to 7News showed a standoff between Payne and police officers armed with Tasers, as he refused to follow orders to get on the ground.
“Officers, I didn’t do anything!” he yelled. “I’m not resisting arrest. I’m not doing anything; I just want to go home.”
After a brief shouting match between Payne and police, he was ultimately arrested.
In court Tuesday afternoon, the suspect told Broward County Circuit Judge Phoebee Francois that he is innocent.
“Like not making major money, but I’ve been good enough to support myself to not going out and stealing and none of that stuff,” he said.
Payne was charged with one count of robbery and resisting without violence.
He is being held at the Broward County Jail on a $6,000 bond but has since been released from jail, Wednesday night.
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