It's the selling shoelaces that got me.
And now, a Moment of Comic Book Greatness! From Amazing Spider-Man #4:
Here's something I just don't think would have worked in a thousand years, as Peter encounters the Sandman for the second time, also in Amazing Spider-Man #4:
Okay, we all know the Sandman could rip right through that vacuum cleaner in two seconds. Why he just sits in there and waits for the police, I don't know. Maybe he's like a parakeet, in that he gets all docile when he's encased in a dark environment. If that's the case, anyone who encountered the Sandman in the future probably could have saved themselves a lot of trouble just by draping a sheet over his head.
From the very beginning, Peter had his moral stumbles. He supposedly learned about "great responsibility" after Uncle Ben was killed by the burglar Peter failed to stop earlier. But apparently, Peter still had his flaws:
Hmmmmmm.... no, I think staging a photo is pretty unethical, no matter how close in time and/or place you might have been to the event you are fraudulently passing off.