Last week, Silver Springs, MD police made a fantastic collar when a routine pullover for a license plate violation revealed a Lamborghini driven by a man in a Batman suit. But was it THE Batman or just a pale imitation?
Well, the Washington Post has spilled the beans and it turns out the driver is a pretty cool guy.
The Baltimore businessman is no Phoenix Jones. Lenny. B Robinson dresses up not to catch crooks, but to cheer up sick children at local hospitals.
“I’m just doing it for the kids,” he says.
But in light of him going viral — “Gotham City is on the verge of chaos,” Anderson Cooper informed CNN viewers — I asked him whether I could unveil the man behind the mask. He acquiesced but suggested I do so by accompanying him to the cancer ward at Children’s National Medical Center in Northwest Washington for a superhero party thrown by the Hope for Henry organization.
More in the link including a full-on slide-show. Mattel, maybe we need a Children’s Hospital Visiting Batman action figure?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.