Toronto Police Warn Locals That A Man Dressed Up As Spider Man Is Webbing Up Street Car Wires
There is truly never a dull moment in the 6ix. Toronto Police Services reported at around 2:50 PM this Tuesday via their official Twitter account that an unidentified man in a Spider-Man costume in Toronto had “webbed up" a sidewalk and thrown a rope across streetcar wires at the intersection of Spadina Avenue and Queen Street.
Police officially labelled the incident a safety hazard, and as you could probably guess, residents are now jumping at the chance to comment on the bizarre news.
It probably doesn’t help that police tweeted out that the man was “webbing off part of the sidewalk,” seemingly playing into the fact that it really was Spider-Man out there causing havoc.
As for the reaction online, Torontonians were eager to take part in the joke, demanding that “Spider-Man” be arrested while some declared him a menace or a villain, in a nod to the comic book character’s fictional adversary J. Jonah Jameson who runs the Daily Bugle, a newspaper that loathes the wallcrawler.
@TPSOperations This guy is a disaster. He needs to stop before someone gets hurt. If you want to walk around dresse… https://t.co/BIqMno6Y8W— 🎭 Sändra Cöle 🎭 (@🎭 Sändra Cöle 🎭) 1559675098.0
@TPSOperations https://t.co/Vorqrb0yY8— Simon (@Simon) 1559674629.0
It wasn’t all bad news for Spidey, a lot of Twitter users showed their support for the masked man calling him a hero and celebrating his goofy antics.
@TPSOperations @acciohobi the hero we needed is right here in our city *cue Miles morales theme song*— dee (@dee) 1559676093.0
@TPSOperations that's not a hazard, that's a hero— Mortal Wombat (@Mortal Wombat) 1559675368.0
@TPSOperations GO SPIDEY GO— DJ Brian Emo🏴💀🏴 (@DJ Brian Emo🏴💀🏴) 1559675608.0
This isn’t the first time Toronto's Spider-Man has popped up. In fact, those who live in the city are probably used to the impersonator at this point, whether it’s one man or a few different Spidey-imposters would be hard to say, but Toronto Spidey has been around for years:
@TPSOperations saw him Sunday in Kensington too— JK Attwell (She/Her) (@JK Attwell (She/Her)) 1559674317.0
@TPSOperations I've seen this guy on Spadina for years now...I just walk past and don't make eye contact. The kids love him LOL— Shelagh Hall (@Shelagh Hall) 1559679186.0
@TPSOperations He’s there every day. Usually on the CIBC window bars.— Fidgell (@Fidgell) 1559676905.0
According to the latest update by Toronto Police Services, officers arrived on scene and discovered that despite his initial bad reputation, Spider-Man hadn’t disrupted any sidewalks or streetcars with his antics. The web-head is reportedly back to doing what he does best, performing for the people.
HAZARD: Spadina Av + Queen St -Officers have attended -No streetcars were affected -No impediment to the sidewalk… https://t.co/yphKqSkv9K— Toronto Police Operations (@Toronto Police Operations) 1559676659.0