A guy shoplifted some shoes, a hat, a watch, and some underwear from a Walmart in Mobile, Alabama last week.  And maybe he had prior arrests or something . . . because he turned into SPIDER-MAN to avoid being arrested.

A security guard caught him in the act, and locked him in an office until the cops got there.  At least . . . that was the plan.

The guy managed to climb into the air vents . . . crawled 20 feet . . . kicked out the ceiling tiles . . . dropped down onto the door frame of the front entrance . . . jumped to the ground . . . avoided at least a dozen people trying to catch him . . . and ran away.

A guy named Brannan Lynn was eating at a McDonald’s IN the Walmart . . . now THAT’S America  . . . and managed to get video of it.