British Batman foils crime; nabs robber

Batman aids UK policeA Batman fan helped bust crime last week and truly befitting our cynical times, is ridiculed for it.

Here’s Michael Holden’s Reuters article:

LONDON – A mystery man dressed as Batman demonstrated the same crime-fighting skills as the caped crusader when he handed over a suspect wanted for burglary in Britain.

Surveillance footage showed a portly figure wearing an ill-fitting costume including gloves, cape and mask, bringing a 27-year-old man to a police station in Bradford in northern England.

The suspect was arrested and charged with handling stolen goods and fraud-related offenses, according to the force. But the costumed crime-fighter disappeared into the night without leaving his name.

Here’s a video on it.

I love the snarky comments by both Holden and the newscaster mentioning how this “Batman” is out of shape and commenting on how his costume doesn’t look that great.Batman impersonators in The Dark Knight

Can’t wait to see how fit they look while wearing their award-winning costume after they bring a crook to the police station! Maybe they’ll opt for a more retro-hockey pad look?

Hey, if the guy wants to go around rocking that outfit and bring crooks directly to the police, I say more power to him.