Police arrest gentleman dressed as Batman hanging off side of building with weapons

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Police in a small Michigan town arrested "Batman" Wednesday after discovering him "hanging off the side of a building and carrying concealed weapons including a baton and a can of chemical irritant spray." Mark Wayne Williams, 31, was also carrying a pair of lead-lined gloves. Reuters:

Williams was charged with several counts of carrying concealed weapons, one count of carrying a gas-ejecting weapon and another count of creating a disturbance, said John Calabrese, public safety chief in Petoskey.

"He really didn't offer us any explanation," Calabrese said when asked why Williams was in costume. "Our officers did not interrogate him at any length."

Calabrese said it was not the first time Williams has appeared in public in costume. A few years ago, he caught the attention of police by dressing as the Crow, a figure from a graphic novel.

Dig the pitstains.

(photo: Petoskey Department of Public Safety via WDIV-TV)