‘Batman’ turns in criminal to British police

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, March 4, 2013 13:54 EDT
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A man dressed as Batman turns in a suspect at a British police department. Photo: Screenshot via The Associated Press.
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A man dressed as comic book hero Batman showed up in a British police station last week to hand over a burglary suspect, officers revealed Monday.

The caped crusader was looking a little pudgy adorned in gear resembling Adam West’s 1960s Batman outfit, which looks decidedly more old-school than Christian Bale’s more modern “Dark Knight” getup.

Nevertheless, there he was, right in the middle of the West Yorkshire Police Station with a 27-year-old man in his custody on the morning of Feb. 25.

“It is understood the body language of the two men suggested they may have been known to each other, and there was no resistance from the suspect, who was later charged with handling stolen goods and fraud-related offences,” The Guardian noted.

The mysterious crime fighter’s identity remains unknown.

This video is from The Associated Press, published Monday, March 4, 2013.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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