Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dude, you're not Batman

I enjoy the idea of cleaning up the streets of some crime-ridden city with superpowers or detective skills, but that doesn't really work in the real world:
Seattle police are asking self-styled "superheroes" to knock off amateur crime fighting after one of them had his nose broken Saturday.

Sgt. Sean Whitcomb told Seattlepi.com he had seen no police report of the incident and only learned of it when "Phoenix Jones the Guardian of Seattle" recounted it Monday on KOMO-TV.

"I endanger my life with a reason and a purpose," Jones told KOMO's Luke Ducey Monday.

On ABC's "Good Morning America" last week, Jones said calling 911 is a good start, but "it's like waving a white flag." "If police aren't here, criminals feel free to run wild in my city," he continued. "And I'm not going to stand for it."

The article goes on to note that this guy did indeed call 911, got kicked in the face, and is not invulnerable to gunshot wounds, and is seriously lucky, seeing as how he let his perp go once someone pulled out a pistol.

Head for wherever they sell your favorite DC or Marvel titles, nerds. Otherwise, you're going to die in some alley.

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