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Snackman Speaks: 'I Just Didn't Want To See Anyone Get Hurt'

Cheddar Pringles and Gummi bears.

That's what was powering the nation's newest superhero — Snackman — when he so famously and so casually broke up a fight on a New York City subway train, Manhattan's DNAinfo.com reports.

We're learning that the superdude who has become a national topic of conversation thanks to a video that captured his crunchingly cool demeanor, is 24-year-old Charles Sonder, a guy from Rhode Island who has lived in New York City for about two years.

He tells New York's CBS 2 that "I thought that if I got in between [the combatants] they would just stop hitting each other. ... It's cool to be thought of as maybe some kind of superhero, but I just didn't want to see anyone get hurt."

"I'd like to be known for other things," he told DNAinfo, "but it's pretty funny."

The video that's made him famous is here.

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