Alleged theft is no laughing matter – but it is made slightly more lighthearted when the arresting officer happens to be dressed as Batman.

Damon Cole, a Fort Worth, Texas police officer who dresses as superheroes for charity, was participating in a child safety event as the caped crusader at a local Walmart when a man walking out the door set off the security alarms.

When the man kept walking across the parking lot, Batman was in hot pursuit.

Cole stopped the man at his car and identified himself as a police officer, asking about the alarm.

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The man initially insisted that he wasn’t hiding anything, but he eventually admitted that he had been stealing four DVDs – including The LEGO Batman Movie – for his son’s birthday.

The suspect then apparently asked if he could take a selfie with Cole because: “It’s not every day that you’re arrested by Batman.” Cole was more than happy to oblige.

The incident was just another day on the job for Officer Cole. When he isn’t working as a full-time police officer, he dresses up as Superman, the Hulk, Iron Man, and Batman so he can travel across the country and visit children with cancer. He has paid out of pocket for all of his costumes and hospital trips, resulting in a hefty $8,000 price tag.

Cole has since started a nonprofit called Heroes and Cops to better finance his trips and secure corporate donations.

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  1. Love it. Not just the funny story but all the selfless work and efforts (and money!) this man freely gives. Needless to say you won’t find this on any major media web site or hear about it on TV, and what a tragedy that is. Bravo Mr Cole. You’re a credit to your profession…and the human race.

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