Spider-Man arrested due to assault on Hollywood Boulevard

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Turns out that the only person with less luck than Spider-Man ... is the poor Spider-Man impersonator.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Christopher Loomis was working Hollywood Boulevard in his Spidey suit, collecting tips from tourists by posing for pictures, when he allegedly slugged a man in the face and arms.

Once the victim refused to press charges, you'd think that would be the end of it, but Loomis was arrested when the police discovered he had outstanding misdemeanor warrants and held him in lieu of $5,500 bail.

And it turns out that it wasn't so easy for the LAPD to find the alleged assailant, even though he was dressed in the bright red-and-blue costume. But when officers responded to a radio call reporting a battery by Spider-Man, they discovered four different people dressed as Spidey along the tourist-filled corridor that includes Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Can't wait to check tomorrow's Daily Bugle to see how J. Jonah Jameson covers the story!