The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Daily Bugle viral website has posted a new story that reveals Herman Schultz, a.k.a. Shocker, managed to escape from his Ryker's Island cell, just days before he was set to stand trial for robbing a bank. City Bureau reporter Ned Leeds reveals that the criminal may have constructed vibratory gauntlets in the prison workshop, since he escaped by somehow punching a hole through the three-foot thick concrete wall. Take a look at the full report below.
March 14, 2014
By Ned Leeds, City Bureau
Incarcerated bank robber Herman Schultz has escaped from Ryker's Island days before the scheduled start of his trial on multiple counts of armed robbery, assault, and fleeing the scene of a crime. Schultz gained notoriety by committing his alleged crimes with the use of a homemade vibratory device that was capable of shaking a steel vault door off its anchor hinges.
A Ryker's Island Corrections Department spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that Schultz escaped by creating a hole through the three-foot thick concrete wall of his prison cell.
The source said officials believe Schultz crafted vibratory gauntlets using materials he had cobbled together in the prison's workshop over the eight-week period he'd spent in the penitentiary. Questions remain regarding how Schultz managed to leave the island and navigate the notoriously difficult currents. The Corrections Department source speculated that Schultz had outside help, saying, "He couldn't have just pointed his wrist-things at the water and vibrated his way over the East River, could he?"
This is the third time Herman Schultz/Shocker has been referenced in the Daily Bugle, following the initial bank robbery report in November and another story from December, where he tried to rob another bank, but was caught by Spider-Man himself. Do you think Shocker will make an appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Or do you think they will save him and the rest of the Sinister Six for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 or The Amazing Spider-Man 4?