Mark Wayne Williams just can’t stay out his Batman suit and out of police business. Sweaty Batman was arrested in 2011 for hanging around rooftops and from ledges armed with a baton and chemical spray. You’d think that would have been enough to make him turn in his suit and maybe get it dry cleaned to wear once in a while – like for Halloween – but no.
The 33-year-old just wants to fight crime, but his latest attempt at being a superhero actually interfered with police work:
Troopers were responding to the scene of a personal injury accident in which the driver had left the scene.
“When we arrived, (Williams) was at the scene in his Batman outfit. He wouldn’t clear the scene and we had a canine out there and he kept screwing up the scent,” Gorno said. “He said he wanted to help us look for the driver.”
“We didn’t want the dog to track Batman instead of the accident scene and he was getting in the way of officers who had a job to do.”
Given the appearance of his costume, I’m going to guess his body odor is what steered the dogs wrong. Williams was sentenced to six months’ probation and told not to wear any costumes during that time. We’ll see if it sticks.