Real-life 'Batman' must hang up tights

Mich. man gets probation after run-in with police

Published On: Oct 18 2011 03:45:59 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 19 2011 08:44:29 AM EDT
Real Life Batman

A Michigan man who tried to be a real-life Batman has been ordered to hang-up his tights and mask for six months.

Mark Wayne Williams, known as the Petoskey Batman to his fans, was arrested in May when Petoskey, Mich., police found him dangling from a roof dressed in a Caped Crusader's costume, the Huffington Post reported.

Williams, 32, was charged with trespassing and carrying dangerous weapons after officers said he was found with a baton, a canister of a chemical irritant spray and lead-lined gloves.

As part of a deal with prosecutors, Williams pleaded guilty last month to one count of resisting and obstructing an officer.

He was sentenced Monday to six months probation, during which time he's banned from dressing up as Batman.