A Nation Weeps: Batman bin Suparman is in Jail
(Source) “Three years ago, Singapore man Batman bin Suparman — whose name translates to “Batman son of Suoperman” — became an Internet celebrity after a picture of his ID card surfaced.
Now 23, Batman is back in the news after getting sentenced on Monday to three years in jail on a variety of charges. Batman was arrested in August, after surveillance video showed him stealing the equivalent of $400 from a store, according to court documents obtained by the AFP.
In addition, Batman stole the ATM card of his brother, Nurazman Suparman, and fraudulently used it to make purchases totally about $680, according to Channel News Asia. He also pleaded guilty to unrelated counts of theft and heroin consumption.
Some fans of Batman have expressed their dismay on the “Batman Bin Suparman Fan Club” Facebook page, lamenting that their hero “has fallen to the Dark Side.” Others have called for someone to break him out of jail.”
If I’m a police officer in Singapore there is no way in hell I’m arresting Batman. Couldn’t bring myself to do it. Unless this guy is going on a murder spree I’m letting him go. We rarely come across greatness in the flesh, and if “Batman son of Suoperman” isn’t a sign of greatness then quite frankly I don’t know what is. So he stole $400 worth of stuff and fraudulently used his brother’s ATM card. There is always a price you pay for greatness. In Batman’s case it was $1,080. Small price to pay to be graced with the presence of not one, but two famous superheroes. Let’s hope the Singapore police understand the err of their ways and release Batman before he inevitably breaks out and launches a superhero campaign on the entire country.