Man nicknamed “Spider-Man” arrested in Bangkok on robbery charges

PHOTO: Thai Post

Spider-Man was arrested in Bangkok… but not your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. It was 33 year old Somkid Taem-ngam who got the nickname “Kid Spider-Man” after he was seen using a zipline to come down from a ceiling during a robbery.

Kid was previously arrested back in 2016 and recently got out of prison. He was arrested today for allegedly stealing from several temples. Police say they searched his apartment in the Bang Khunthien district and found items that were reported as stolen.

Police say they believe Kid stole valuables from Wat Phai Lom in Nakhon Pathom, a province west of Bangkok, last week. Kid was allegedly planning more robberies with a friend who is expected to be released from prison soon.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Caitlin Ashworth

Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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