Apparently The Dark Knight didn’t teach one Michigan man about the dangers of pretending to be Batman. Police arrested 33-year-old Mark Wayne Williams for refusing to leave the scene of a crime while dressed as the Caped Crusader.
Police on the scene said that Williams came to help find a driver who fled an accident scene in Petoskey, Michigan.
“He wouldn’t clear the scene, and we had a canine out there and he kept screwing up the scent,” Sgt. Jeff Gorno told the Petoskey News-Review.
Williams’ costume was confiscated as he was charged with resisting and obstructing police. Williams was released after posting bail.
Williams had been arrested previously for other Batman-related incidents, including a 2011 run-in with the law in which he was found on a rooftop with a baton, an irritant spray, and sand-filled gloves.
It sounds like they won’t be erecting a Batman spotlight for Williams any time soon. Perhaps Williams can take one of his hero’s words of wisdom to heart: You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself turn into some guy dressed in a sh-tty Batman costume putting sand in his gloves like a jackass.