A man wearing a Spider-Man costume stole hundreds of dollars from a Herriman candy store on Halloween night after threatening the store clerks with a gun and Taser.
An employee at the Salt City Sweet Shop, 5136 W 13400 South, called police about 5 p.m. to report the robbery, Herriman police Lt. Cody Stromberg said.
The clerk told police the man came in wearing a “full body” suit and brandished a gun and stun gun. He forced the employees to give him cash from the till and from the locked safe in the back of the store. The man then made the employees lie down on the floor as he escaped. Neither employee saw how the man fled or in what direction.
Stromberg said the man took about $400 to $500. Neither of the employees were injured.
Since the man was wearing a mask, police don’t have much identifying information. The employees described him as white, between 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 6 feet tall, and between 18 and 30 years old. A slit in the back of the suit revealed he was wearing a black T-shirt with white writing, Stromberg said.
“It’s one of those weird Halloween deals,” Stromberg said, “because on any other day of the year, a man dressed in a Spider-Man costume draws a lot of attention and looks out of place, but on Halloween he just blends in — so people don’t think twice.”
Anyone with information about the robbery can call Herriman police at 801-840-4000.