Self-professed superhero 'Bee Sting' pleads guilty to attempted assault in Flint

Ex-Michigan Protectors member agrees to turn in superhero mask after pleading guilt to assault

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FLINT, Mich. - A Michigan man who once belonged to a costumed band of self-professed real-life superheroes has agreed to turn in his gun, bulletproof vest and mask as part of a plea deal.

The Flint Journal reported that, Adam Besso, nicknamed "Bee Sting," pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge of attempted assault with a weapon.

The agreement with prosecutors calls for the 36-year-old Sterling Heights man to be freed from jail after sentencing Aug. 6th.

Defense lawyer Clint Perryman said the plea came after Besso weighed potential trial outcomes.

Besso was charged after the discharge of a shotgun in a Flint-area mobile home park in April.

Police said the ex-Michigan Protectors member was wearing a bulletproof vest, a black leather jacket with a bee logo, shin guards and knee pads.

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