‘Lego Bat­man’ DVD thief caught by the Dark Knight him­self

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - Dou­glas Ernst

A man ac­cused of shoplift­ing DVDs at a Texas Wal­mart over the week­end found him­self star­ing down Bat­man.

Fort Worth Po­lice Of­fi­cer Da­mon Cole was dressed as the Dark Knight for a chil­dren’s safety fair over the week­end when he was called to duty.

Af­ter con­vinc­ing Wal­mart em­ploy­ees that he was an off-duty of­fi­cer, Of­fi­cer Cole moved in to ar­rest a sus­pect found with four stolen DVDs.

“One of the movies he was at­tempt­ing to steal was ‘Lego Bat­man.’ You can­not steal my movie! Come on,” the of­fi­cer joked, a Fox News af­fil­i­ate re­ported Mon­day.

An­thony Drake, a Wal­mart com­mu­nity in­volve­ment mem­ber, told the sta­tion that Of­fi­cer Cole han­dled Satur­day’s in­ci­dent in stride.

“Bat­man says, ‘I want you to know I have this Bat­man cos­tume on, but I’m an off-duty po­lice of­fi­cer,’” he said.

The sus­pect was given a ci­ta­tion be­cause the stolen prop­erty was val­ued un­der $100. The man did, how­ever, re­quest a selfie with the of­fi­cer.

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