You know what makes Bruce Wayne so great? He is a detective first. He never gets in the way of the beat cops and detectives out there making the city of Gotham safer. He uses his many technological toys and inexhaustible wealth to aid in investigations. He catches the crook(s) and then leaves them wrapped up for folks who know where to take it from there. But what if you’re not the World’s Greatest Detective? Well, apparently you just hang around and ignore requests for you to leave.
A 33-year-old Michigan man was trying to be Batman on a budget. Now, we’ve covered some amateur superheroes before here at Criminal Element, but never one who has been arrested because he was trying to do good. When police arrived at the scene of a hit and run, Batman was already on the case!
Batman is never one to flee when there is evil afoot, so even when the police asked that he leave, he said he wanted to look for the driver. Police on the scene had brought a tracking dog, and were concerned that the excess body would screw up the scent trail for the dog so they took The Bat downtown. However, the best part is the quote from one of the troopers on the scene, “We didn’t want the dog to track Batman instead of the accident scene and he was getting in the way of officers who had a job to do.”
Last year the same man was found guilty of attempted resisting and obstructing an officer when he was spotted standing on rooftops while carrying a baton, chemical spray, and sand-filled gloves. Thankfully he was not armed this time. He was sentenced to six months probation during which he is not allowed to wear any costumes.
Bruce Wayne disapproves.