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‘Spider-Man’ climbs up into Walmart ductwork, then back out again to avoid arrest

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Posted at 3:58 PM, Mar 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-20 15:59:26-04

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – A shoplifting suspect’s daring escape from a Walmart store in south Alabama is going viral.  Once you see the video, you’ll know why.

It’s not every day you see a man dangling from the Walmart ceiling.  At first, the man struggled with security outside — in front of the Walmart at Dawes and Cottage Hill roads.  They believe he shoplifted some clothes.

He was then detained in the McDonalds inside the Walmart store, but things took a turn,WKRG reports.

“And he is in the ceiling. Definitely not what I expected when we were about to walk into the Walmart,” said Brannan Lynn, a witness.

Brannan Lynn captured video of the man on his phone and then posted it to Facebook.  The suspect clawed his way into the ceiling and walked in the duct work about 20 feet to the front door.   Then, he stomped his way through the ceiling back down.  Lynn’s still rolling on the video, thinking the man’s run from the law is about to end.  Right?

“At that point we just all knew for sure he was going to get caught and then he balanced himself on the door frame and, we just couldn’t believe it, ran away. It’s, it’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen,” said Lynn.

The man ran away and got in his car.  No one caught him.

Store employees nicknamed him Spider-man, but that’s as close as we’re going to get to an ID for now.  No arrest has been made.