Bar Harbor, ME (CNN) - He's made appearances in summer parades, parties and other events, and because of an April Fool's day Facebook post, the man known as "Bar Harbor Batman" spent Sunday afternoon in jail.
"What surprised me the most is how quickly everything happened because I posted it only...I didn't even think of it after I posted it. I'm like, I've got to post something today, it's April Fool's. Let's take Austin Powers and Batman and shake it up in my snow globe and see what comes out."
What came out was this post.
"I demand payment of one million dollars or I will blow up the hospital. Once the funds are secured, private message me for further instructions."
The responses were instant.
"People were taking it serious online and I'm like why would it be real, and I wasn't like 'ha-ha look at these guys they're fools, they think it's real!' I was laughing because it's absurd, the absurdity of it all, to allow something like that it just baffles me. I'm appalled."
In less than an hour, bar harbor police were at his door. He said he offered to take down the post and tried to explain it was just a joke.
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