As we near closer to the new footage from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that will be shown on New Year's Eve, The Daily Bugle viral website has released a new story, which references Shocker (Herman Schultz) and Sin-Eater (Stan Carter). The report details a heist that Shocker tried to pull off, before he was subdued by Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). Check out the full report from City Bureau reporter Ned Leeds.

<strong><em>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</em></strong> Daily Bugle Photo

December 28, 2013

By Ned Leeds, City Bureau

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A shocking Midtown bank robbery was foiled yesterday by Spider-Man. New York's superhuman vigilante caught the mechanically augmented robber, suspected in two previous bank heists, as he fled the scene with the stolen loot.

Police arrived on the scene as Spider-Man finished webbing up the suspect, who was arrested and later identified as disgruntled engineer, Herman Schultz. Schultz created wrist-gauntlets that are capable of emitting a vibratory wave of pressure that proved capable of tearing apart a four-foot thick steel vault.

NYPD Special Crimes Unit Detective Stan Carter stated that Schultz had officially been remanded into custody and is being held at the Ravencroft Institute pending his preliminary hearing. When asked how a "disgruntled engineer" could create such dangerous weapons, Carter said, "Shocking, right? All that genius but no escape plan."

Shocker was teased in a previous Daily Bugle story from November about a bank robbery where the thief made off with $200,000. In the Marvel comic books, Shocker was a member of the Sinister Six and Doctor Octopus' Sinister Twelve, after serving under notable Spider-Man villains such as Kingpin and The Owl. The Sinister Six was teased back in September when Jamie Foxx hinted that there were talks of using this super villain group in either The Amazing Spider-Man 3 or The Amazing Spider-Man 4.

This is the first time that Stan Carter/Sin-Eater has been referenced in The Daily Bugle. In the Marvel comic books, Stan Carter was actually a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. before becoming a New York police detective. After his partner was killed by a group of young criminals, Stan devoted his life to stopping anyone who sinned.

As with most of the other Marvel characters referenced in The Daily Bugle, it hasn't been confirmed that either Shocker or Sin-Eater will appear in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.