Spider-Man mask doesn’t disguise robbery suspectA Superior man accused of trying to rob a woman at knifepoint while wearing a Spiderman mask was bound over for arraignment Wednesday in Douglas County Circuit Court.
A Superior man accused of trying to rob a woman at knifepoint while wearing a Spider-Man mask was bound over for arraignment Wednesday in Douglas County Circuit Court.
Nicholas Edward Norman, 23, faces felony attempted armed robbery with use of force. He is free on a $2,500 signature bond with the condition he have no contact with the victim. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and up to a $50,000 fine.
According to the criminal complaint:
On the evening of May 24, the victim agreed to sell Deanna Day some prescription pills. They agreed to meet in a parking lot along Tower Avenue.
While Day and the victim were talking in the victim’s car, a man wearing a Spider-Man mask walked up to the car and got into the back seat. He took out a knife and pointed it at the victim. He told her to give him her cell phone and put the knife to her throat. She threw the phone into the back seat.
Then the man shouted at her to give him the pills. The victim reached for her purse, then turned around and yelled at the man to get out of her car, calling him “Nick.” She initially ran from the car toward a friend’s house, then returned to the car and told the man and Day to get out. They got out and walked away together.
When questioned by Superior Police Investigator Paul Winterscheidt, Norman said Day had suggested they rob the victim of her pills. He did not know the victim and was apprehensive to commit the robbery, he told Winterscheidt, “but after a few beers in him and additional coaxing from Day, she finally convinced him.”
He admitted trying to rob the victim while wearing a Spider-Man mask, but denied using a weapon. He said the plan was to simply grab the pills and run.
Norman’s next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 5.
Day is facing a misdemeanor theft charge stemming from the same incident. She was released on a $750 signature bond with the condition she have no contact with the victim.