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Comic Book Store Complains About Chris McDaniel's Bus On 'Batman Day'

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Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel speaks during a campaign rally on June 23, 2014 in Flowood, Mississippi. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) | Justin Sullivan via Getty Images

Bruce Wayne has a new villain, and his name is Chris McDaniel.

The owner of a comic book store in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, awoke Wednesday morning to find the Republican Senate candidate and former state senator's campaign bus parked across five spaces. But it wasn't just any Wednesday; it was Batman Day, a holy DC Comics holiday commemorating the caped crusader's 75th birthday.

So Barry Herring, the owner of Southern Fried Comics, took a photo and posted it to Twitter to express his displeasure.

"My customers don't need parking anyway. #parking problems," he wrote.

The store marked the day by hosting an event for kids featuring Batman masks, a drawing contest and cake. Herring said he found the bus "frustrating" on such a busy day.

"We have issues sometimes with people not understanding the parking," Herring told the Clarion-Ledger. "It's an open space, but it's five spaces we can't use. It's frustrating. It really is."

McDaniel is currently touring the state on a so-called "Truth and Justice Tour" to highlight what he claims are irregularities in the state Senate race, which he has yet to concede to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.).

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