LAPD investigating disappearance of original 'Iron Man' suit

By JAMES QUEALLY
Los Angeles Times
May 09. 2018 10:05PM
An Iron Man suit is seen here in "Avengers: Infinity War." The original suit has gone missing from a Pacoima warehouse, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. (Marvel Studios)

LOS ANGELES — Tony Stark may have to file a police report.

Los Angeles police are investigating the disappearance of the original Iron Man suit worn by Robert Downey Jr. from a Pacoima warehouse, officials said Wednesday morning.

The costume, valued at $325,000, vanished from a prop storage warehouse in the 13000 block of Weidner Street sometime between February and late April, according to Officer Christopher No, an LAPD spokesman.

The famous red and gold suit, which first flashed across movie screens in the 2008 "Iron Man" film that kick-started Marvel Studio's movie empire, was reported missing Tuesday, No said.

It was not immediately clear who reported the costume stolen.

Proving truth is stranger than fiction, an attempt to steal some of the Avengers' weapons and supplies was actually a plot point in last year's "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

The LAPD would not say if the Vulture was considered a suspect in the incident.


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