A villain got more than he expected when he tried to rob a woman at a cashpoint - and came face to face with Superman.
Charity worker Antonio Cortes, who was dressed as the caped hero, was eating his breakfast at a local pub when he heard a lady screaming.
The 32-year-old ran outside where he found a man with his arms around her neck trying to mug her.
Springing into action the modest real-life superhero chased the assailant down the street, before wrestling him to the ground and holding him there until there police arrived.
Ken Goodwin tracked the illusive superhero down on the streets of Gloucester.
The woman suffered neck injuries following the incident at 11.40am, and was treated by the ambulance at the scene.