Would-Be ‘Batman’ Arrested By Police After Attacking Car

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Criminals are a superstitiously, cowardly lot. So my disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts. I must be a creature of the night, black, terrible…  – Batman, Detective Comics vol. 1

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When Bruce Wayne took on the mantle of Batman to inspire the people of Gotham to stand up to criminals, we doubt this is what he had in mind.

A man, who’s definitely not billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne, has been arrested after he lobbed a razor sharp ‘batarang’ – the trademark weapon of Batman – at police officers in Capitol Hill, Boston.

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The man, who’s not been identified, was being pursued by Boston’s finest for threatening a bouncer with an improvised spear, basically a knife tied to a stick, Seattle Crime News reports.

At one point during the chase though, the would-be Batman was seen by witnesses tossing something at the Police SUV which embedded itself in the front of the car.

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Upon catching the 23-year-old, officers Benjamin Timbs and Walker Dickson discovered the object the man had tossed was ‘a sharp, black Batman-style throwing star’.

Police then booked the man into the King County Jail for felony assault and are also requesting additional weapons and obstruction charges.

This guy sounds more like a Joker than the Batman…


Tom Percival

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.