A real-life Batman has been guarding the streets of London, helping strangers in danger. So far, the masked vigilante has successfully averted assaults and robbery attempts on three people.
A man wearing a cape and black costume that lends him an unmistakable likeness to Batman has been seen on multiple occasions by Londoners who are out at night. At least three confirmed sightings describe the man to resemble the masked superhero, who doles out justice with his bare hands, reported the Standard.
Apparently, U.K.’s very own Dark Knight has been quite a Samaritan, having thwarted two separate attempts of robbing elderly citizens. The masked hero in combat trousers and a muscle top recently saved a middle-aged businessman who was surrounded by ruffians with knives. The lucky citizen, who doesn’t wish to be identified, described the incident as follows.
“I was walking through Martin’s Hill on Monday night when the foul-mouthed thugs came out of nowhere and demanded my phone and wallet. I thought I was quite literally done for. Then, out of nowhere, a man about 6ft tall, dressed in black combat-style trousers and a tight muscle top, and wearing a black bandana mask, came running towards them.
“He kicked the biggest of my attackers to the ground, which must have knocked the wind out of him. Then he grabbed one of the others and swung him into the other one, and pushed them both into a prickly hedge. They were both screaming in pain.
“It actually scared the life out of me – as I’m sure it did the young chaps who attempted to mug me.”
Another woman shared how the real-life Batman tripped a would-be thief who had successfully snatched her purse.
“He gave me back my bag, and told me something along the lines of: ‘Make sure this doesn’t happen again.’ If I could give him a kiss to say thanks, I would be a happy girl.”
Interestingly there’s a third incident in the same region, where the masked vigilante intervened in a fight among locals, narrated by an eye-witness.
“He grabbed one of them, attacking him, and put some kind of ninja lock on him. He pushed him while twisting this geezer’s arm into the other fella.”
There’s no law against being a vigilante in London. Hence, the police aren’t much concerned. However, if the Batman, who the locals have begun referring to as “Bromley Batman,” does break a law while carrying out his good deeds, he may just find himself on the wrong side of the law.
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