Texas Cop Dressed as Batman Arrests Shoplifter Outside Wal-Mart
The Caped Crusader made an appearance this week in Fort Worth, Texas arresting a shoplifter outside Wal-Mart. Donned as Batman, Police Officer Damon Cole, was in the middle of attending a charity event when the incident happened.
The event, which focused on child safety in the community, was halted when a man dressed in everyday casual wear set the alarm off when walking out of the mall. Officer Cole spotted the alleged thief walking to his car in the parking lot and stopped him for an inquiry.
According to a report in the Dallas News, Officer Cole the man that “I want you to know I have this Batman costume on but I’m an off-duty police officer.” The scene was witnessed by many, including Anthony Drake, who happens to work as a Wal-Mart Community Involvement Member.
Caught off guard, the shoplifter, insisted he didn’t steal anything but eventually admitted taking four DVDs which he said was “for his son’s birthday”, as reported on Good News Network. To add to the humor of the incident, the DVD included The LEGO Batman Movie.
The Dallas News also added that “the man was (only) given a citation because the DVDs were valued at less than $100.” Amused by the incident, the suspect asked if he could have a selfie taken with the costumed cop because according to reports from, he said ”It’s not every day that you’re arrested by Batman.”
According to the same media outlet, Officer Cole does not work as a full-time cop because he wants to travel across the country to help cancer patients, especially kids. He sometimes dresses up as the Hulk, Superman, and Iron Man to entertain and educate children. Officer Cole personally pays for all his costumes and hospital visits.
More in HUMOR
Cops Get Complaint About Giant Slip ‘N Slide, End Up Going for a Ride
It was early July when the Asheville, N.C. police department received an odd complaint about a giant Slip ‘N Slide that...August 9, 2017
10-Year-Old Boy Writes Letter to Trump, Asks to Mow White House Lawn
It is not uncommon for children to write letters to the president, but while most kids tend to ask for help...August 5, 2017
Literal Shotgun Wedding Proposal Leaves Bride-To-Be in Tears
Corey Herr from Kendallville, Indiana had been wanting to propose to her girlfriend, Macie Price, for months but couldn’t decide on...August 4, 2017
Man Shocked by Aunt’s Unbelievable Rules for Watching her Dog
A tweet is catching the attention of the world, garnering almost 200,000 likes and nearly 60,000 retweets, and it is not...August 4, 2017
Four-Year-Old Girl Afraid of Monsters Calls Police to Check Her Home
Four-year-old Sidney Fahrenbruch and her family recently moved into a new house and while she seemed fine with it, the little...August 3, 2017
Dog Chosen to Be the Honored Ring Bearer at Owners’ Wedding
While most couples choose the ring bearer for their wedding from a list of nephews and young relatives, Sheree Atcheson and Sean...August 2, 2017
Two year old adorably caught walking through wet concrete
Jonathan Porter of Porter Concrete Construction Co. was waiting for the wet concrete to sit as he was doing a remodeling...August 2, 2017
These Two Sisters Gave Birth on the Very Same Day
Two sisters Kristin Cronin and Jessica Lampert never thought they would get pregnant together or give birth on the very same...July 30, 2017
Security Cam Catches Grizzly Bear Breaking Into Home, Playing Piano
Twenty-one-year-old Katie Hawley immediately called the Vail Police Department after she found her home in complete disarray, fearing that thieves have...July 30, 2017