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Masked thief, accomplice get probation

A Superior man who wore a Spider-Man mask during an attempted prescription drug theft will spend one year on probation, but could have the charge erased from his record.

Nicholas Edward Norman, 23, pleaded guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court last week to an amended charge of conspiring to commit theft. He was ordered to undergo a chemical dependency evaluation, maintain absolute sobriety, submit to random urinalysis and have no contact with the victim or his alleged accomplice, pay $10 court costs and spend one day in jail.

If he successfully completes probation, the conviction could be expunged. If not, it would automatically trigger a 90-day jail sentence that was imposed and stayed.

According to the criminal complaint:

Norman was involved in an incident May 24 in which he and his girlfriend, Deanna Day, attempted to steal pills from another woman in the victim's car. Norman got into the back seat of the car wearing a Spider-Man mask, wielded a knife and tried to get the woman to give him her prescription pills. Day was in the passenger seat.

The woman exited the car without giving him the pills, then returned to the car and told Day and Norman to get out of her car. They got out and walked away together.

Day, 33, pleaded no contest in court Friday to one count of misdemeanor theft as a party to a crime. She was sentenced to one year of probation and two days in jail. Day was ordered to undergo a chemical dependency evaluation, maintain absolute sobriety, submit to random urinalysis, pay $10 plus court costs and have no contact with Norman or the victim.

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