I think maybe it’s time for this guy to pump the brakes on his cosplaying…
The police in West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada were in a standoff on Saturday. They were outside a house, with their guns drawn, after they got reports of a domestic incident and someone with a gun inside.And as they were setting up . . . BATMAN walked up and offered to help.
Seriously. Not joking.
A guy dressed in a full-on Batman costume drove up in a truck with the Batman logo on it, hopped out, and walked up to the cops and offered to help. A neighbor who had been filming got the entire thing on video.The cops told Batman to get the hell out of there and issued a statement reminding people NOT to do what that guy did. Fortunately, the standoff ended peacefully when the cops went inside and found that the person didn’t have a gun after all.
The local news had this to say about it: (Video Footage below)
“Batman was seen wandering around Kelowna Saturday night as a police incident was unfolding in Kelowna’s Pandosy area. – Melissa Parent
A West Kelowna woman captured a video of a police incident Saturday where officers had their guns drawn. A person dressed as Batman sauntered over to officers after jumping out of his “Batmobile” when a section of road off of Pandosy Street was closed at the time.
“All I know is the police had a section of Pandosy blocked off and had their guns drawn. Batman pulled up in front of us, jumped out and ran to help before he was sent away due to it being unsafe,” Melissa Parent said.
She said as far as she knew, the man’s name is Bruce Wayne.
Parent was on her way back from visiting friends in the area, when she filmed the unusual scene.
Paul MacDougall, corporate and client services officer with the Kelowna RCMP, said police were responding to a domestic incident and were informed a firearm may have been involved.
“Further investigation revealed no firearm involved and no charges were laid,” he said.
“As to the presence of ‘Batman’ at the scene, when there is an unfolding event which is potentially serious in nature as most people would assume by the fact that members were deployed with carbines out the public should remain away from the area as they are putting themselves and the lives of the responding members in jeopardy.
“Situations like this are dynamic and subject to change very quickly, the presence of ‘Batman’ or anyone else is an unwanted distraction and foolish as they are placing themselves at risk,” he said.
h/t to KEGL News