Cops stop caped crusader
First publishedin World Highways
Video footage has emerged of US police apprehending caped crusader, Batman, at the wheel of a Lamborghini. Hawk-eyed police spotted that the vehicle did not bear valid license plates as instead it bore the Batman symbol. As a precautionary measure, the police pulled the errant Lamborghini over. When the driver emerged from the vehicle he was dressed from head to foot in a Batman costume and explained he was on his way to a local hospital where he intended to entertain children in the cancer ward. The police let the man continue on his mission without charge, but with a stern warning to fit proper license plates once he returned to the Batcave.
Meanwhile in the UK, some eagle-eyed police are presently keeping a low profile. The officers were alerted by a member of the public that a dog was locked up in the rear of a Mercedes coupe. With temperatures climbing to 18°C, there was concern that the animal would become dehydrated and when knocking on the window of the vehicle failed to rouse it, the officers smashed through the glass in a bid to rescue the canine from further harm.
But instead of saving a dog the police found they had rescued a stuffed toy. When the owner of the Mercedes subsequently returned to his car he found the window smashed in and glass strewn around the interior of the vehicle. A note had been left for him explaining that rather than being attacked by vandals, the police had broken into the car so as to rescue an animal. The police later explained that the incident highlights how vehicle owners should be careful of what they leave on view in their cars, but subsequently agreed to pay for the damage. The man has said that he will now leave the soft toy at home.