Captain America arrested in caught breaking into shed


CLARKSDALE, Miss. (CNN) – Captain America apparently is struggling and is now breaking into sheds.

Just kidding.

But a Mississippi man wearing a costume of the superhero did get busted trying to rob someone in a Clarksdale neighborhood.

Tuesday morning, David Hobbs was accused of trying to break into a shed on Lee Drive.

His plan was flawed, but he left no detail out of his costume.

“Just dressed up and just break in people’s houses,” Campbell Doggett Jr., a Clarksdale resident.

The tale has neighbors scratching their heads.

“Doesn’t make sense,” Doggett said.

The former Marine and corrections officer whose shed was targeted didn’t want to do an interview.

But told a reporter he heard his alarm blaring around 3 a.m.

He said he grabbed his gun and caught the ‘uncaped’ crusader then held him for police.

It’s not in this booking photo, but he says Hobbs was also wearing fairy wings.

“It’s just crazy, you know. You come out at that time in the morning and someone’s prowling around on your property. You know, you’ve got a family you’re trying to protect.”

Neighbors say they’ve seen this guy roaming down alleyways trying to break into other homes before but never in costume.

“Normally, (when) I see him (he’s) straggly looking with jeans and a T-shirt or something like that,” a neighbor said.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections confirms Hobbs is already on probation for a grand larceny conviction out of Quitman County.

“It’s a good thing the guy got caught before anything tragic, you know, anything happened,” a neighbor said.

Perhaps if next time, he puts his costume to ‘good’ use and actually tries saving the world, he might just save ‘himself’ a whole lot of embarrassment.

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