Saturday, April 07, 2012
Batman - Arrested In 1952!
Google search brings up a fair few people who've been arrested for posing as Batman and either running afoul of the law, or just being idiots. Some are benign, like the man who dresses up as Batman and entertains kids, through to the clown who posted an April Fools day joke, threatening to blow up a hospital unless paid $1,000,000 - as if calling it a joke later would wash with anyone. However none of these guys have stumbled onto anything new - the first case I can find of anyone being seriously arrested for posing as Batman in Australia was in Melbourne, 1952. Now that's just too ironic as Melbourne was founded by none other than Sir John Batman and the city was originally named Batmania. And yes, I'm being deadly serious. If the powers that be had retained the name Batmania, then I imagine that it'd be the most densely populated city on the planet by now. I know I'd have moved there and never left.