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Man In Superman Costume Attacks Motorists
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Posted on 07/20/2004 7:45:15 AM PDT by esryle

Police say a 21-year-old man dressed as Superman attacked some motorists in Ann Arbor early Sunday.

A group of men stopped their car to talk to some friends outside an Ann Arbor home when the alleged attacker jumped out from behind some bushes and into the vehicle,

"I guess this young man jumped in the back seat of the victim's vehicle and just started hitting him and when the victim attempted to call using his cell phone, (Superman) grabbed the cell phone and he stomped on it," said Sgt. Angella Abrams, of the Ann Arbor Police Department.

The victims said when they got out of the car, people from the house party came toward the car, and a large street fight broke out, according to The Ann Arbor News.

No one was fighting when officers arrived, but two witnesses were able to show digital pictures they took of the alleged attacker, police told the paper.

Officers spotted the man in the crowd -- wearing a red spandex Superman costume -- and arrested him, the paper reported.

"He was in costume, and it was a pretty terrible Superman costume at that," said Mark Majewski, who witnessed the incident.

The motive for the attack was not known, according to police.

The identity of the man wearing the Superman costume was being withheld pending possible charges of assault and battery.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: annarbor; iamcornholio; streetfight; superman; weird
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1 posted on 07/20/2004 7:45:16 AM PDT by esryle
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To: esryle

Where's the Kryptonite when you need it?


2 posted on 07/20/2004 7:46:57 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Shock Theater - Dr. Creep Lives! www.drcreep.com)
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To: esryle

Any guess who this guy will vote for?


3 posted on 07/20/2004 7:47:37 AM PDT by bikepacker67 (Would you like a piece of yellow cake? Well Joe.. whouldya?)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Poor Clinton. It was only a matter of time. Nearly a 'Buddy Moment' but not quite.


4 posted on 07/20/2004 7:48:44 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Fox News is Fair and Balanced. Move-on.org is Bare and Imbalanced.)
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To: esryle

HEY! I'm sorry. I really don't like cell phones. Couldn't help it.


5 posted on 07/20/2004 7:49:14 AM PDT by Shryke (Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

he was likely either on several hard drugs, or just snapped...


6 posted on 07/20/2004 7:49:15 AM PDT by MacDorcha
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To: GreenLanternCorps

I think ol' Supes was smoking it!


7 posted on 07/20/2004 7:49:20 AM PDT by 7thson (I think it takes a big dog to weigh a hundred pounds!)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Supes gets pretty uptight when Lois has to stay out on assignment for too long...


8 posted on 07/20/2004 7:49:30 AM PDT by TheBigB (Ask me about my friend Larry, who lives in my eyebrow.)
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To: martin_fierro

Truth, Justice, and the American Way ping


9 posted on 07/20/2004 7:51:06 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Be a Dollar a Day FReeper, and SMILE when you get your Mastercard bill!)
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To: MacDorcha
he was likely either on several hard drugs, or just snapped...

Methinks this wasn't an either/or proposition.

10 posted on 07/20/2004 7:53:50 AM PDT by ICX (To think that all problems could be solved if people behaved responsibly is irresponsible!)
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To: GreenLanternCorps
this is just another scheme by lex luthor to make superman look bad

or perhaps it was bizarro superman
11 posted on 07/20/2004 7:56:14 AM PDT by goldwaterlives
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To: esryle

Wasn't it in one of the Superman movies where there was a bad Superman. Judging by the tragedy that has befallen the past actors to play Superman that's the last outfit I would wear.


12 posted on 07/20/2004 7:56:30 AM PDT by halosfan2002
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To: GreenLanternCorps
First of all it WAS kryptonite that caused this.

Lex Luthor created some synthetic kryptonite that would cause Supes to act like a mean drunk.

What we need to do is dip him in molten lead. Then he's protected and he can fly off to Lex's Legion of Doom hq and crack some skulls. DAMN YOU BIZZARO!
13 posted on 07/20/2004 7:57:08 AM PDT by Anvilhead (When danger reared its ugly head, Brave Sir Robin turned and fled)
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To: bikepacker67

``Any guess who this guy will vote for?``

Probably the same person the hip-hop crowd will vote for. Nobody.


14 posted on 07/20/2004 7:59:39 AM PDT by mlbford2 (Sorry for spelling errors, I'm a product of a state university)
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To: Anvilhead

This is obviously RED Kryptonite exposure! It makes Superman do funny things.......really, look it up.....


15 posted on 07/20/2004 8:00:54 AM PDT by Red Badger (Wake me up when my 15 minutes of fame starts, so I can call my wife and let her know......)
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To: esryle
"The identity of the man wearing the Superman costume was being withheld pending possible charges of assault and battery."

At least they're showing defference to his secret identity.

16 posted on 07/20/2004 8:01:22 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack ("We deal in hard calibers and hot lead." - Roland Deschaines)
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To: mhking

Ping


17 posted on 07/20/2004 8:01:48 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: esryle

He forgot to change back into Clark Kent. Superman has forgot his own MO.


18 posted on 07/20/2004 8:04:08 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Sir Guy de la Conspiracie, kuh-nigget extraordinaire. RKBA & Insane Clown Posse since 7/04)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; KneelBeforeZod
Officers spotted the man in the crowd -- wearing a red spandex Superman costume -- and arrested him, the paper reported.
"He was in costume, and it was a pretty terrible Superman costume at that," said Mark Majewski, who witnessed the incident.

Hey, NOTHING commands respect like black patent leather.

19 posted on 07/20/2004 8:06:56 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Stune my beeber!)
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To: Shryke
HEY! I'm sorry. I really don't like cell phones. Couldn't help it.

Of course he doesn't like them. With the prevelance of cell phones, there are no more phone booths for him to change clothes in. ;o)

20 posted on 07/20/2004 8:07:28 AM PDT by al_c
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To: esryle; mhking

****In other news the Caped Crusader was seen with several women of questionable character....he was later seen swearing about where his money was and than struck one of the women.*****


21 posted on 07/20/2004 8:08:17 AM PDT by Blue Scourge (Off I go into the Wild Blue Yonder...)
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To: esryle

Found him...snicker...

22 posted on 07/20/2004 8:30:00 AM PDT by Damocles (sword of...)
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To: martin_fierro

Red spandex?

Superman wears blue.

Captain Marvel and Budman wear red.

Given the setting and the actions of the suspect, I'd guess this duffus was in a Budman costume.

VietVet


23 posted on 07/20/2004 8:37:01 AM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to appologise for any of)
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To: martin_fierro
The identity of the man wearing the Superman costume was being withheld pending possible charges of assault and battery.

Clark is screwed!

24 posted on 07/20/2004 8:40:09 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (Freedom Stands Because Heroes Serve.)
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To: esryle

It's good to see that Christopher Reeve has recovered but I never thought he'd begin his new life as a criminal....


25 posted on 07/20/2004 8:46:09 AM PDT by Georgia_Patriot_1973
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To: Darksheare
What were you doing in AnnArbor?

So9

26 posted on 07/20/2004 8:54:20 AM PDT by Servant of the 9 (Screwing the Inscrutable or is it Scruting the Inscrewable?)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Maybe this guy was just really excited that Bryan Singer has been signed to direct the new Superman movie.


27 posted on 07/20/2004 8:56:09 AM PDT by LanPB01
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To: Servant of the 9

I'm sorry!
It was the cellphones that made me do it!
I hate cellphones!
They're everywhwere!
I.. i.,.

Oh, wait, wasn't in Ann Arbor anytime recently..
Umm.. Ignore the above.
/ joke.


28 posted on 07/20/2004 9:08:21 AM PDT by Darksheare (Show compassion, club a baby troll today!)
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To: esryle; Hap; Xenalyte; humblegunner; Allegra

See, this is exactly why men shouldn't wear spandex.


29 posted on 07/20/2004 9:28:39 AM PDT by Bacon Man (Guns kill people like spoons made Rosie O'Donnell fat.)
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To: esryle

"The identity of the man wearing the Superman costume was being withheld" cant they check with the Daily Planet?


30 posted on 07/20/2004 9:30:44 AM PDT by isom35
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To: Bacon Man; Hap; Xenalyte; humblegunner

If someone attacked me like this, I'd be laughing too hard to call the cops.


31 posted on 07/20/2004 9:31:30 AM PDT by Allegra (Proud Member of Free Republic Baghdad Chapter - est. July 4, 2004)
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To: martin_fierro; Chad Fairbanks

Superping.


32 posted on 07/20/2004 9:33:59 AM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
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To: GreenLanternCorps

"I got your kryptonite right here."

33 posted on 07/20/2004 9:47:48 AM PDT by Jonah Hex (Only 5 cents a troll? Must be too many of the varmints around here...)
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet

ROTFL!


34 posted on 07/20/2004 9:52:17 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (Stop thinking, and end your problems. Lao Tzu)
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To: Jonah Hex

Oh man.. did you at least get to look at taotao, anham98, and amorph before they got erased from all existence?


35 posted on 07/20/2004 11:18:26 AM PDT by Darksheare (Show compassion, club a baby troll today!)
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To: Darksheare
I watched taotao poseur around for a little while, but he bored me rather quickly.
36 posted on 07/20/2004 11:44:57 AM PDT by Jonah Hex (Only 5 cents a troll? Must be too many of the varmints around here...)
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To: Jonah Hex

Yeah, he seemed pretty fixated on me for some reason.
He kept getting caught in inconsistencies.
Like he's 'going for his Masters Degree' and then he 'already had it', or he's '22', no wait '21'.
He has on epost remaining up.
Shows his ignorance rather well.

*sigh*
Moderator Agent 47 snuck up on it while it was otherwise occupied and garroted it.
As well as anham98 and amorph.


37 posted on 07/20/2004 11:51:50 AM PDT by Darksheare (Show compassion, club a baby troll today!)
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To: Bacon Man; Hap; Xenalyte; Allegra
See, this is exactly why men shouldn't wear spandex.

Ah, I see I need to dig out the box of '80s photos again!

38 posted on 07/20/2004 3:17:21 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: bikepacker67

Considering he's in Ann Arbor, I would say Nader.


39 posted on 07/23/2004 10:04:31 AM PDT by Pest (I will choose Free Will!)
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To: Darksheare

Stop it!


40 posted on 07/23/2004 10:08:12 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Why Indeed Not Destroy Our Work Stations)
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To: Professional Engineer

Next time.. I shall dress as a Tusken Sand Raider and 'huuurk gurrr gurrrk gurrkka gurrr!' at passing motorists and brandish my gaderffi at people!


41 posted on 07/23/2004 10:13:08 AM PDT by Darksheare (Road Killed Beeber Association, paving the world, one troll at a time...)
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To: VietVet

You forgot the Flash.


42 posted on 07/23/2004 10:26:39 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Damocles

He looks on the girlie-man border to me.


43 posted on 07/23/2004 11:13:58 AM PDT by Ruth A.
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