Spiderman robber beaten by broom, arrested

Published: Oct. 20, 2011 at 2:13 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2011 at 2:19 PM CDT
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(Source: WITN)
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Dale Foughty (Source: Onlsow Co. Sheriff's Office)
Dale Foughty (Source: Onlsow Co. Sheriff's Office)

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A man wearing a Spiderman mask was arrested in Onslow County for trying to rob a store around midnight.

According to the sheriff's office, the robber was surprised when the store clerk resisted the holdup with a broom.  The sheriff's office told the media outlet, the woman clerk hit the Spiderman robber with a broom when he pulled out a real sword.

Another clerk joined in the fight and the robber escaped the store. As he ran away, he pulled off the Spiderman mask and part of his ponytail hair ripped out, according to the sheriff's office.

Investigators and deputies found and arrested Dale Foughty, 56, at a residence nearby. Foughty had shaved off his hair, but bumps from the broom handle were apparent.

Similar robberies have taken in place in Wilmington recently.  A man wearing a black Spiderman mask has robbed several convenient stores for money and cigarettes.

Authorities say the incident in Onslow County is not connected to the robberies in Wilmington.  The robber in Wilmington is described as being a slender man and is taller than the robber in Onslow County.

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