No, seriously - he really did.
The video below was shared on Twitter by Geoff Golberg, which shows a Spider-Man character spanking the shirt (no kidding) off an unknown man. Though the full story wasn't made clear, a nearby witness told NY Mag that the unnamed man was "harassing several performers" before Spider Man enforced the law of superheros.
Spider-Man saves the day in Times Square pic.twitter.com/E5mEQEElRC
— Geoff Golberg (@geoffgolberg) August 6, 2015