Late Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, both nice Jewish boys from New York, must be pleased with the latest news from the Big Apple. Last week, a bank robber wearing a Red Skull mask was busted in Brooklyn by a group of Shomrim, the Hasidic civilian neighborhood watch.
The Red Skull was Captain America’s World War II-era Nazi arch-enemy.
On Wednesday, he panicked and fled empty handed from a bank in Fort Greene, after the teller refused to immediately hand over the money.
He was followed by witnesses and confronted by a group of Shomrim, who detained him until the police arrived. The Shomrim, Jewish civilian patrols whose stated aim is to prevent crime and anti-Semitic incidents, are unarmed and do not have authority to make arrests.