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'Wolverine' Defeated by 77-Year-Old Who'd Just Left Bank, NYPD Says

By Aidan Gardiner | August 8, 2017 11:34am
 The suspect was last seen wearing a '90s-style Wolverine get-up, according to police video.
The suspect was last seen wearing a '90s-style Wolverine get-up, according to police video.
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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).