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Watch Batman Get Pulled Over by the Cops While Driving the Batmobile

Watch Batman Get Pulled Over by the Cops While Driving the Batmobile October 23, 2018

The iconic Batmobile — that’s Batman’s car for you non-nerds — is as old as Batman himself. That’s because it debuted in “Detective Comics” No. 27, the first appearance of Batman. Except, back then, the “Batmobile” was just a regular-ass red car and wasn’t called the Batmobile yet. [dx_custom_adunit desktop_id="RTK_K67O" mobile_id="RTK_AciD"]
[dx_custom_adunit desktop_id="RTK_K67O" mobile_id="RTK_AciD"] Over the decades, the Batmobile has seen an infinity of designs, redesigns and updates across comics, TV shows and movies. So of course there isn’t just one Batmobile. Basically, whatever car Batman’s driving is the Batmobile. But that’s what makes it such an iconic vehicle.
[dx_custom_adunit desktop_id="RTK_K67O" mobile_id="RTK_AciD"] Even though we’ve seen Batman driving countless different Batmobiles in countless different media over the last 80 years, there’s one thing we’ve really seen: a cop ticketing Batman for a moving violation. Does Batman stop for red lights, or do the Gotham City police just not care if he doesn’t?
[dx_custom_adunit desktop_id="RTK_K67O" mobile_id="RTK_AciD"] Well, the GCPD may be napping on the job, but here’s where the cops are a lot more on the ball: Brampton, Ontario, Canada. That’s where they pulled over the Batmobile in real life recently. And, sure enough, Batman himself got out of the car to ask the officer what seemed to be the problem.
[dx_custom_adunit desktop_id="RTK_K67O" mobile_id="RTK_AciD"] Sorry, nerds who were hoping that Batman is a real person, but that’s not really Bruce Wayne. Because Bruce Wayne is fictional. In reality, this Batman’s secret identity is Stephen Lawrence, and he’s been dressing up as Batman around the city of Brampton for 20 years. He’s a fixture in Brampton. In fact, they call him the Brampton Batman.
[dx_custom_adunit desktop_id="RTK_K67O" mobile_id="RTK_AciD"] As it turns out, the Ontario Provincial Police officer in this case wasn’t trying to arrest the Dark Knight or even give him a ticket. She just wanted a photo with him so she could blow up on Instagram. Can’t say we blame her. Lawrence looks amazing.
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"I pulled over, jumped out and I asked the OPP officer, 'Is everything OK?'" Lawrence said in an interview on CBC Radio's “As It Happens.” "The whole thing that I like to do when it comes to local law enforcement is to remember that not only do they have a job to do, also sometimes they can have a little fun while doing the work."
[dx_custom_adunit desktop_id="RTK_K67O" mobile_id="RTK_AciD"] Lest you think Lawrence is just a nerd with a realistic costume and a cool custom car, the Brampton Batman is an honest-to-goodness hero. Lawrence says he has three “citations of bravery” for stopping crime in Bramptom while dressed as Batman. In America, they’d probably call that vigilantism and throw him in a privatized prison. But in Canada, apparently, they know better than to look a gift bat in the mouth. Watch as Batman gets pulled over in the Batmobile: