Life imitates art as man becomes Batman (kind of)

Na na na na na na na na, na na na na na na na na BATMAN! That’s right, folks, fed up with all the wanton criminal activity happening right before his eyes, one brave citizen has finally taken it upon himself to deal with the criminals that law enforcement just won’t go after. Our not-so-masked vigilante is cleaning up the grimy streets of… Stockton, California?

In news I never ever thought that I would hear, someone has actually donned the superhero moniker of the orphaned billionaire playboy philanthropist – no, not that one – in order to fight crime in his city. Literally calling himself Batman, a husband and father of two has been on a crusade claiming “hundreds” of citizen’s arrests, mainly at his local shopping centre, in an effort to assist the cops in capturing hoodlums.

Also calling himself Bruce Wayne (is it identity theft if you’re stealing from a fictional character?) this guy has been going about handcuffing people that he either witnesses or suspects of committing crimes. Even if they aren’t.

He has a Facebook page, makes his arrests in broad daylight, and his wife films his extracurricular crime-fighting because, why not? And whilst many residents of Stockton are happy with his activities, others are obviously and understandably not.

What more can I say? It’s like I went to sleep and then when I woke up I was simultaneously living in The Dark Knight and also Boondock Saints and despite loving both movies I really don’t know how I feel about it. Do you?

Via Geekologie.

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