You might have heard Batman got arrested yesterday. No, they didn't retcon "Year One" with Commissioner Loeb and Branden taking him down, some neckbeard apparently decided he was going to fight crime in Petosky, MI.
He quickly discovered that comic books have slightly different rules about physics, and was found hanging off a wall. After the police hauled him up, they discovered he'd actually built himself a utility belt; he had a baton, mace spray, and lead-lined gloves. At least it was a '30s inspired batsuit; if this guy had tried to pull off the grey-and-navy look with the yellow circle, he'd look dated and lame.
Needless to say, TMZ has already found his MySpace page and it's every bit as embarrassing to the entire comics reading community as you think. Really, all this guy needed to do to humiliate his fellow nerds more was get beaten up by some criminals. What, dude, you never read "Kick-Ass"?
However, this isn't the first time some clown has gotten arrested in a Batman suit. Check it out...
This Batman, featured in the doc "Confessions of a Superhero", got arrested in 2007. If you haven't seen "Confessions", it's great, and you know exactly why this Batman, who's a total mall ninja, got arrested. Around the time he says he used to be in the Mob, it's like an Internet Tough Guy actually appeared on camera.
He was arrested for using a portable toilet, by the way.
This guy got arrested with Supes for panhandling in 2009. It took seven officers to take down Superman, Batman apparently just got into a lawn chair and got shackled.
You know what's amazing? That it took this long for us to get to Florida. This guy was arrested for, essentially, wearing a mask in public.
And finally, this guy was arrested for getting into a fistfight in a supermarket parking lot. Yes, it's just your typical Halloween in Britain!
[ via the good citizens at ClickOnDetroit ]