Denver Spider-Man

Denver Spider-Man

A drifter named Theodore Coneys, a.k.a. the Denver Spider-Man broke into a man’s house and hid in his tiny attic. He ended up murdering the man in 1941 and then continued to hide in the attic for months during the murder investigation, while the murdered man’s wife still lived in the house. Two police officers on a stakeout outside the house saw something move in an upstairs window. They rushed inside and up to the attic where they saw a man trying desperately to squeeze into a tiny gap. He’d been living in a tiny hole in the wall this whole time, occasionally making brief forays downstairs for food and water. He was dubbed the Spiderman for both the weird length of his fingers and for the length of time he’d spent living in his spider-hole in the attic.

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