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01/27/2016 01:47 pm ET

Guy In Superman Getup Foils Robbery, Earns 'S' On His Chest

"I feel like a real life super hero"

Now that's getting into character.

A Good Samaritan in a Superman costume thwarted a robbery in Gloucester, England, Wednesday, tackling the suspect as he tried to make a getaway, SWNS reported.

Antonio Cortes, a fundraiser who wore the getup for a charity event, heard screams from the pub where he was eating breakfast and ran outside to see a man attempting to mug a woman, the outlet wrote.

Good thing Antonio Cortes didn't have to rely on superpowers -- he's a trained Thai boxer.
SWNS
Good thing Antonio Cortes didn't have to rely on superpowers -- he's a trained Thai boxer.

"I could see the woman was distressed and thought 'something has to be done' so I just went with it," Cortes, a trained Thai boxer, told the BBC.

At that point, according to SWNS, the man was strangling the woman at the cash machine. Cortes gave chase and wrestled the robber to the ground, holding him until police arrived five minutes later to take the 54-year-old suspect into custody.

"I feel like a real life super hero, but I just did what anyone else would have done," Cortes said.

According to the York Press, other passers-by also helped apprehend the suspect. The woman was treated for neck injuries at the scene by an ambulance crew.

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