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11/11/2013 05:06 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Batman Bin Suparman Jailed In Singapore

Hey, it's a tough name to live up to.

Three years ago, Singapore man Batman bin Suparman -- whose name translates to "Batman son of Superman" -- 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.

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