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Police officer dressed as Batman arrests shoplifter at Walmart

By Daniel Uria

June 21 (UPI) -- A man attempting to steal DVDs from a Texas Walmart was brought to justice by a police officer dressed as Batman.

Fort Worth Police officer Damon Cole shared photos as he arrested the suspect while dressed in full Batman garb during a children's safety fair near the store.

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"I was at Walmart as Batman for kids day. This male attempted to steal 4 DVDs," Cole wrote. "I stopped him as Batman. He asked me for a selfie as Batman."

The total cost of the DVDs was less than $100 so the man was just given a citation, but he did receive an extra bit of ridicule from Cole for attempting to steal The Lego Batman Movie.

"You cannot steal my movie. Come on," Cole said.

Cole dresses up as several different superheroes including Superman and The Hulk for children's events.

"I dress up as many different super heroes and I travel the country in my off time seeing children with cancer and other illnesses," he said. "I do that to give them inspiration and hope to keep fighting."

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