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Holy Police Car! Batman Arrested in Seattle

I should say “wanna be Batman”, as I have a feeling it wasn’t Bruce Wayne. Police in Washington were called out to a bar regarding a man assaulting the bouncers with a knife affixed to a pole. After threatening an employee with his spear, the man fled with officers in pursuit. He threw something at the vehicle, and officers later discovered it was a Batarang: a sharpened ninja star in the shape of a bat. This Batman didn’t get away, and was arrested for felonious assault, and more charges expected.

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The Batarang recovered from the police vehicle

From SPD blotter via Jalopnik.

batman_arrestWe’ve covered some superhero arrests on Crimcourts before, and in researching this, I discovered that there had been some Batman arrests that I had missed. None of them involved a Batarang, however.

Spider-Man Showed up to Court in Costume

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Recent Spider-Man Altercation

We’ve covered some of the Times Square character antics… too many times the people dressed up and taking photographs for tips have gotten into altercations with tourists, and even with each, when turf arguments arise. Another Spidey got arrested a few days ago and took it to another level, when he showed up for court in costume. The judge was not amused, as it was his second arrest, and said if he gets charged again, bond would be set so high that he would not be able to get out.

This case is interesting, in that Batman was taking pictures with Spidey, and when the argument after they got stiffed by the tourists started escalating, whipped out the phone on his utility belt and started recording. He claims that the tourist was the aggressor. The cops found both parties at fault, and charged both Spider-Man and the Tourist with assault. It will be interesting to see what happens at trial…and whether Spidey’s lawyer can convince him it is in his best interest to appear in the manner of his alter-ego.

via NY Post.

So, Spider-Man Got in Another Fight in Times Square (video)

This is the third Spider-Man fight we’ve covered in NYC/Times Square. So far, no charges have been filed in this one, as Spidey was apparently defending other costumed characters from a racist heckler. Apparently this was a different Spider-Man than the one who ran into legal troubles last year. No word on whether Elmo was involved this time. Who knows, but Geoff Goldberg has posted footage of the altercation on Twitter:

Elmo Busted! Another Character Caught in NYC Crackdown

Elmo Arrest: Photo courtesy NYPD @nypdmts

Elmo Arrest: Photo courtesy NYPD @nypdmts

The other day it was Batman, and Spider-Man again. You can’t go anywhere without having to worry about a furry fiend! Today Elmo was booked for aggressive solicitation in Times Square. NYPD officers had previously been giving warnings for solicitation cases, but the recent violent encounters seems to have convinced the cops that more aggressive action needs to be taken to prevent out of control characters running amok in Times Square, a major tourist draw.

Elmo Shocked at Spidey Arrest

Elmo Shocked at Spidey Arrest

And think, just a few weeks ago it was Elmo who was shocked at Spider-Man’s arrest…

Spider-Man Arrested Again: This Time Batman is Busted, Too

Clip from footage of Spidey's earlier bust

Clip from footage of Spidey’s earlier bust

More shenanigans from the Times Square performers in New York City. We covered the story a few weeks back when Spider-Man got in a fight with cops. Now he and Batman got in a fight with a heckler, and all three went to jail. Our costumed crusaders are now facing assault charges. New York City is contemplating making street performers register with the city, before they go out and beat people up. Ya think?

Elmo Shocked! Video Update on Spider-Man Arrest

Screenshot from NY Post Video

Cropped and Rotated Screenshot from NY Post Video

The New York Post has posted video footage (cell-phone) of Spider-Man’s arrest and violent resisting on YouTube. You can see what preceded the video, prior to the arrest, but you can clearly see Spidey taking swings at the cops. You just can’t do that. He’s been charged with Assault on an Officer, and I’m not familiar with the intricacies of New York law, but the equivalent “Battery on LEO” charge in would be a felony that he could expect to see incarceration for, as is the additional charge of Resisting with Violence.

See Elmo's Reaction, upper left, from NY Post video

See Elmo’s Reaction, upper left, from NY Post video

The most amazing part of the video is the look on the face of Elmo in the back ground. Elmo is flabbergasted by this violent turn of events, a surprise in itself, given Elmo’s run-ins with the law.

Learn Spidey’s lesson, do not swing at cops. Florida law, and probably most states, do not permit violently resisting law enforcement officers.

NY Post video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYjl4apz3EA

Spider-Man Arrested In New York

The Daily Bugle must have a great headline. Spider-Man was arrested for resisting arrest, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, and assault on a law enforcement officer. Spider-Man hasn’t had enough super villains of late, because he was hanging around Time Square, posing for photographs with tourists when he scolded a woman for only giving him a dollar. A cop accosted Spidey, saying he can only ask for tips, not demand money. Spidey wasn’t having it. Our webslinging friend went off yelling at the cop. The cop then told him he was being arrested, and Spidey punched the cop in the face.

Spider-Man sure gets around: we saw him a few months back  posing for pictures in Key West. I have to say he was polite with us, and we only gave him a few bucks. No photos of the incident have come forward yet, for some reason photog Peter Parker has not answered his phone since the arrest.

It’s a shameful day for all superheroes. Worst of all, it justifies the anger directed at Spidey from J. Jonah Jameson for all these years!