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"Petoskey Batman" hanging it up, plans to auction off suit

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Courtesy of the Petoskey, Michigan Department of Public Safety.
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Mark Williams as Batman. The infamous suit went to the highest bidder.

It all started last year.

That's when police in Petoskey turned on their caped crusader - "Petoskey Batman."

From UPI:

A Michigan man nicknamed the "Petoskey Batman" after he was arrested while wearing a Batman costume on a rooftop was sentenced to six months of probation. Mark Wayne Williams, 32, of Harbor Springs, was arrested May 11 after being spotted on a Petoskey rooftop while wearing a Batman costume and carrying weapons including a baton-like striking weapon, a can of chemical irritant spray and a pair of sand-filled Sap gloves.

This raises two questions. What in the world are "sand-filled Sap gloves"? And what was the plan for them?

Last October, a judge sentenced Williams to six months of probation. He was banned from donning his bat-suit for the duration of his probation.

Now we hear news that "Petoskey Batman" plans to hang up the suit permanently.

He's auctioning it off on E-Bay, with a starting bid set at $100. From the listing:

Well folks here's the deal my bud got himself in trouble last year hanging off a building(i'm sure you've all seen it on the news, we got a good chuckle here.) Seems "The Petoskey Batman" Needs some cash for his legal fees. So what were doing is Auctioning off the suit that was made famous round the world on the nightly news and most of the late night comics(gloves not included lol.) Will come with a signed statement and picture of him next to it, hell he'll even sign the picture for you. p.s. It has been laundered lol happy bidding folks Shipping listed is for U.S. only Canada and International will be higher

So far, there have been zero bids. But there are more than 2 days left.
 
No word on yet on plans for, or the existence of, the Petoskey Batmobile.
 
*Correction - a previous version used the phrase "begs the question" incorrectly. It's been corrected in the copy above.

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