THE BRONX — Wolverine has met his match.
A 77-year-old man fought off a suspect in a Wolverine shirt who tried to throw him to the ground after he left a Longwood bank Friday, police said.
The would-be victim, whose name wasn't immediately released, had walked out of a Chase bank at 1051 Westchester Ave. about 10:20 a.m. and had made it about two blocks when the wannabe-superhero grabbed his neck and tried to throw him to the ground outside 1032 Fox St., police said.
The two "tussled," according to police, until the suspect ran off empty-handed, police said.
The victim suffered a bruise to his left eye and multiple scrapes, but refused medical attention, police said.
The suspect is about 6 feet tall, 210 pounds and was last seen with blue jeans, sneakers, a baseball cap and a a shirt modeled after a 1990s design for the comic book character Wolverine, video shows.
The suspect hadn't been arrested as of Tuesday morning, police said.
This is the second superhero-related crime to hit The Bronx recently.
A man with the Superman insignia tattooed across his chest got into his ex-girlfriend's apartment to steal her electronics and wallet carrying her debit card, ID and about $600 on June 21, police said. He hadn't been arrested as of Tuesday morning, police said.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).