The city of Bradford need not fear injustice anymore: the caped crusader has abandoned Gotham and chosen the British town as his new home turf. According to a statement by the West Yorkshire police, an unidentified vigilante dressed as Batman escorted a man wanted for fraud and handling of stolen goods into Bradford’s Trafalgar House police station on February 25th. Before the authorities could ask his name or get the full story behind Batman’s capture of the fugitive, he vanished back into the night in true superhero fashion. This brief summary, along with the pixelated photo of both hero and villain, was posted on the West Yorkshire police’s facebook page:
Batman came into the helpdesk, stated to the staff “I’ve caught this one for you” and then promptly vanished into the night to fight crime and the fear of crime in Bradford. The whole bizarre incident was captured on CCTV… The wanted male, a 27yr old from the Buttershaw area was detained until the morning when he was escorted to court in Grimsby as he was also wanted for an offence in that area also. This post is meant as a bit of a light hearted news.
Thank goodness they clarified that this is light hearted news, clearly some people could have taken Batman’s sudden appearance very seriously. The British media has responded with a gloriously ludicrous pseudo-rumor mill of speculation on the dark knight’s identity, as claims that anyone from professional soccer players to members of One Direction were behind the mask and keeping watch over the city of Bradford. But for now, Batman’s true identity remains elusive, and we can only hope that he is still out there, taking criminals off the streets and depositing them in the jailhouses.