What better way to put good use to your Halloween costume than breaking it with a little crime-stopping. A teenage boy in Brazil posed as a teenage girl on Tinder, lured an older gentleman to meet, then, dressed as Spiderman, proceeded to beat the everliving crap out of him. Someone buy this kid a Yoohoo! From CBR:
Brazil’s A Tribuna reports police arrested the 15-year-old boy, who had pretended to be a 14-year-old girl on Tinder, after beating the man, whose age was not disclosed, up in a park at night. The suspected pedophile was taken to the hospital and later to the police to give a statement.
I’m not sure why the age was not disclosed of the gentleman who might have a taste for underage naughty bits. But for the sake of our imaginations, let’s pretend he was forty. Perverts like that at least appear as old as forty when they share their creepy selfies they totally snapped from a poorly-lit public bathroom. While touching themselves. For the sake of our imaginations, let’s pretend the pedophile looked like Paul Giamatti. This isn’t to say Paul Giamatti looks like a pervert, only that perverts don’t look like Chris Hemsworth.
According to this Twitter user who translated the original article:
Our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man over here packed two pocketknives and two retractable tonfas along with a bladed brass knuckle. Wild.
He handed a flashdrive to the police containing chat logs with the pedophile.
— vit (@oceanyia) May 3, 2019
So in addition to kicking some perverted ass, Spiderman also provided evidence he was totally justified in kicking some pervert’s ass. I’m not saying this boy’s parents shouldn’t be proud of him, or that he doesn’t deserve to be grounded for at least a week. But if he is grounded for at least a week, may his room be stocked with Funions and the best video games Brazillian tender can buy. Related: UK: Drag Queen Busted as a Pedophile in Undercover Sting
Listen, I’m not advocating teenage boys lure pedophiles into dark corners to rearrange their faces. I’m not suggesting teen boys should go out of their way to find a real villain for their cosplay. I’m not endorsing the actions of one Brazillian vigilante who taught a pedophile — suspected pedophile — a lesson in how to really play with children who don’t want to be played with.
…but nor am I denouncing it.