In this image from surveillance video a man wearing a Batman costume is seen bringing a wanted criminal to the police station in Bradford, England on Feb. 25, 2012. He then vanished. Bradford police immediately arrested the 27-year-old who was wanted for dealing in stolen items and fraud.
(WTSP/CBS) -- A Chinese takeout delivery man admits he was the mystery figure dressed as Batman who handed over a suspect at an English police station in the middle of the night.
Stan Worby says he appeared late last month in "a full Batman outfit" and turned in a
27-year-old suspect to police in Bradford.
Surveillance camera images released by police show a caped crusader -
fully clad with the comic hero's boots, gloves and logo across his
chest - standing alongside a man in a red hooded sweatshirt.
Bradford Police wrote on their Facebook page
that "Batman came into the help desk, stated to the staff, 'I've caught
this one for you,' and then promptly vanished into the night to fight
crime and the fear of crime in Bradford."
Worby has since come forward, saying the suspect was actually a friend who wanted Worby to come along for moral support while he turned himself in... but Worby decided to briefly become the Dark Knight as a practical joke.
Police said the
handover occurred on February 25 and the suspect will appear in court on
March 8, charged with handling stolen goods and fraud-related offenses.
The suspect, the police further noted, was also wanted for an offense in another community.
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