MICHIGAN – The “Caped Crusader” strikes again, only this time he’s not saving hundreds of people from an evil villain in Gotham City, but actually obstructing Michigan police from conducting an investigation into a personal injury accident.
Mark Wayne Williams, 33, was dressed as Batman when he was charged with one count of resisting and obstructing police as they conducted an investigation into an accident. Williams, called by local media the ‘Petoskey Batman,’ faces felony charges for obstructing an accident scene.
According to Michigan State Police Sgt. Jeff Gorno, Williams showed up at the scene Saturday night “in his Batman outfit” and “wouldn’t clear the scene.” He added that officers had a canine on the scene and Williams was interfering with the scent the canine was picking up.
While Williams was not carrying any weapons, his costume was confiscated. Maybe he should consider dressing up as Superman next time, or for Halloween.
While Batman was always one of the darker super hero characters, it seems as though Williams has a sinister past of his own. Last October he was sentenced to six months probation and was ordered not to wear costumes after he pleaded guilty to attempted resisting/obstructing an officer. He was arrested in May 2011 after being spotted atop a building while wearing a Batman costume.
Some people never learn. There is only one batman, and while Williams shares the “Wayne” name, he is defiantly not the Bruce Wayne that we all know and love. He is now facing two years in prison and is due back in court on Oct. 18.
Is Williams a Rouge public defender or delusional vigilante? We’ll let you be […]