CRIME
07/28/2016 11:53 am ET

Holy Knockoff, Batman! Man Busted For Throwing 'Batarang' At Cops

The "Batman-style throwing star” was found embedded in the front of a Seattle police SUV following a chase, authorities said.
This sharp, bat-shaped weapon known as a "batarang" was found embedded in the front of a Seattle police SUV followi
Seattle PD
This sharp, bat-shaped weapon known as a "batarang" was found embedded in the front of a Seattle police SUV following a chase on Monday, authorities said.

A wannabe vigilante is behind bars after Seattle police say he flung a “Batman-style throwing star” at officers and threatened a bouncer with a homemade spear.

The extremely sharp “batarang,” which appeared to have a “Made in China” stamp, was found embedded in the front of a police SUV following Monday’s bizarre incident, police said in a report.

Authorities said they were called to a Capital Hill bar around 6:30 p.m. after the 23-year-old man allegedly swung the spear at an employee. Police described the spear as a knife attached to a metal pole.

Seattle police say they recovered this bat-shaped weapon after it was hurled at their officers.
Seattle PD
Seattle police say they recovered this bat-shaped weapon after it was hurled at their officers.
This is the homemade spear that police said the man threatened a bar employee with.
Seattle PD
This is the homemade spear that police said the man threatened a bar employee with.

The joker allegedly then tried to flee the scene, leading to a chase by two officers.

At one point, witnesses said they saw him throw an object at the police SUV. A later inspection recovered the sharp weapon, police said.

The man was eventually taken into custody. Though police have not publicly unmasked him, on Twitter they stated that he is “not Batman.”

He was booked on a charge of felony assault. Police said they’ll request additional weapons and obstruction charges.

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