Shadow Hare – Real Life Superhero Cleans Up Cincinnati Crime

From the WTF dept. – A man wearing a spandex super hero jumpsuit calling himself the “Shadow Hare” has declared his own personal war on crime in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The 21 year old Shadow Hare, who won’t reveal his true identity, is patrolling the streets of the city and is armed with items like handcuffs, a taser and pepper spray which are legal for the general public to carry in the State for self defense purposes.

Shadow Hare is no Superman, though, since his physique is somewhat less buff (ok, the dude is a skinny wimp) but that’s not stopping him from carrying out his superheroly duties. He really is tackling street level crime head on and even injured his shoulder trying to stop a man from beating up a woman. And when he’s not battling the bad guys, he hands out food to the homeless.

Surprisingly enough, Shadow Hare is not the only spandex clad crackpot crime fighting maven on the mean streets of the U.S. He claims he’s part of a crime fighting syndicate called the “Allegiance of Heroes” which includes others like Aclyptico in Pennsylvania, Wall Creeper in Colorado and Master Legend in Florida. He’s even teamed up with Mr. Extreme in California to “track down a rapist.”

Now don’t get me wrong – I know that a lot of people dream of being a superhero as a kid, wishing we had super human powers to be able to fight the bad guys or turn invisible and fly up to that hot girl’s window while she’s undressing, but most of us grow out of that phase by the time we’re 13.

Oh, and if you want to hook up with Shadow Hare the Cincinnati superhero online, here’s a link to his Myspace page. When I visited the page, there was a message saying that he was at work and would be fighting crime later. I guess superheros gotta eat too.