'Petoskey Batman' arrested in Mich.

Oct. 4, 2012 at 2:56 PM   |   Comments

PETOSKEY, Mich., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Police in Michigan said the so-called "Petoskey Batman" has been arrested on a felony charge of resisting and obstructing police in an investigation.

Michigan State Police said troopers responded Saturday night to the scene of a hit and run accident with an injury and they encountered Mark Williams, 33, of Petoskey at the scene of the crash, the Petoskey News-Review reported Thursday.

"When we arrived, (Williams) was at the scene in his Batman outfit. He wouldn't clear the scene and we had a canine out there and he kept screwing up the scent," Sgt. Jeff Gorno said. "He said he wanted to help us look for the driver."

"We didn't want the dog to track Batman instead of the accident scene and he was getting in the way of officers who had a job to do," Gorno said.

Gorno said Williams was arrested on a felony charge of resisting and obstructing police in an investigation. He said the man's Batman costume and gear were confiscated.

Williams, who is due in court Oct. 18, was released after posting bail.

Williams pleaded guilty in September 2011 to a count of attempted resisting and obstructing a police officer. He was sentenced to six months of probation and ordered not to wear any costumes during his probation.

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