Update A man is facing charges for his effort to keep an eye on his community while wearing a Batman outfit.
Mark Wayne Williams tells the Petoskey News-Review that dressing in costume is his way of saying "it's not up to the government to save us." He's due in court Thursday.
It's not Williams' first brush with the law as the caped crusader. He was arrested last year after police received a report of a man dressed as Batman on the roof of a Petoskey business
PETOSKEY, Mich. - Police say they arrested a U.S. man after he showed up at a crime scene wearing a Batman outfit because he wouldn't leave them alone.
"He wouldn't clear the scene, and we had a canine out there, and he kept screwing up the scent," State Police Sgt. Jeff Gorno told the Petoskey News-Review. "He said he wanted to help us look for the driver."
Mark Wayne Williams, 33, was charged in Saturday's incident with resisting and obstructing police in an investigation.
Williams also was arrested last year after police received a report of a man dressed as Batman on the roof of a local business. He was sentenced to six months of probation, during which he was forbidden to wear costumes.
The problem is that, much like the fake Batmans in that one Batman movie, the only way this can possibly end is some criminal murdering this guy, and this guy being shocked because like... dude... I'm Batman, how did a simple knife take me down!?