Spider-Man Avoids Prosecution for Punching Cop

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A man costumed as Spiderman chats with Gregg Deal as he walks around Times Square in Manhattan, NY, dressed in Native American garb on November 05, 2013. Deal is an American Indian street artist living in the Washington, DC area, who has undertaken projects that use stereotypes to discover how others view and interact with Native American culture.
Photo: Yana Paskova/The Washington Post/Getty Images

Junior Bishop, the Times Square Spider-Man who punched a cop this summer, has been cleared. The New York Daily News reports that prosecutors dropped the assault, criminal mischief, and resisting arrest charges the 25-year-old was facing, though it’s not clear why they did so. Either way, he’s now free to re-join his fellow superheroes in the noble fight to separate tourists from their cash.