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VIDEO: 'Spider-Man' fights man in street, video goes viral

By: Associated Press
July 30, 2014 Updated: July 30, 2014 at 1:19 pm
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DUBLIN — Dublin's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has become a social media phenomenon after being caught on video fighting a man who allegedly tried to steal his money.

The nearly three-minute confrontation spread quickly from a witness' Facebook page to Irish newspapers and soon topped the country's YouTube page.

The man who shot the video, Robert Bolster, says the altercation started beside Dublin's main pedestrian shopping district after the man tried to steal Spider-Man's cash proceeds from a day's work posing for photos.

Tuesday's footage shows the man punch Spider-Man, one of Dublin's most visible street performers, at least twice in the side of the head before Spider-Man trips him, pushes him to the pavement and repeatedly blocks him from fleeing.

Police arrested both men, who were released pending further inquiries.

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