​Batman News: Who Is This Mysterious Caped Crusader?​​

By: | 03/06/2021 09:53 AM ET
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Batman made the news again Tuesday after handing over a wanted man to police. The image that caught the superhero in action went viral on Twitter and Facebook.

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But who is this mysterious crime fighter? Well, he works at a restaurant as a delivery driver and his name is Stan Worby, 39. However, he did admit that the man he turned over to police was a friend.

Worby sparked a wave of theories about his identity on Monday when police released a CCTV image of a man dressed as the comic book hero, delivering the suspect to a police station in Bradford.

He had told dumbstruck officers: “I’ve caught this one for you!” before vanishing into the night on the early hours of February 25.

Danny Frayne, 27, has been charged with handling stolen goods and fraud-related offences and will appear in court on Friday.

Worby, who works for a Chinese takeaway, said his friend had wanted to hand himself in.

“Obviously it was done as a joke,” Worby said.

Worby took offence at media reports describing him as a chubby version of the “caped crusader” — protesting that he looks overweight in the picture because he was wearing a tracksuit under the costume to stay warm.

“I’ve got my full tracksuit underneath,” he explained. “I’m not just wearing this — it’s too thin.”

Worby said he had been at a football match — wearing the Batman outfit — when Frayne called to ask if he could give him a lift to the police station.

“I told him as soon as I was home I would run him to Bradford central police station,” Worby told the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

“Danny’s a good friend of mine and I’ve known him for 15 years or so. Who knows if I’ll be doing some more crime-fighting in the future?”

Until next time, Batman.