Batman of Maryland’s Batmobile Bust A Real Hero | NPR
This week saw a fascinating story of a Maryland man pulled over in a Lamborghini dressed like Batman. Since Bruce Wayne in the Christopher Nolan movies drives a Lambo, the story got a lot of social network traction, a few discussing the story but most using it as a jumping off point to refer back to The Dark Knight and hopes for The Dark Knight Rises.
Let’s face it, the Lamborghini is more of a Batmobile that that retarded Bat-tank. -reddit
Luckily, the good people at NPR were among those who actually read the details of why the driver, Lenny B. Robinson, was dressed as Batman in the first place. Turns out this rich Lambo-driving Batman is also quite a hero:
After the news broke that police in Montgomery County, Md., last week stopped Batman for not having the correct plates on his Batmobile, many naturally wanted to know more about the man behind that mask.
The Washington Post today profiles the mysterious Caped Crusader, and it turns out that he does seem to be something of a real life hero to sick children around Washington, D.C.
Lenny B. Robinson is a “self-made success” in the business world who is giving back some of his good fortune by donning his disguise and then heading to local hospitals to see sick kids and deliver presents “to up-and-coming superheros who first need to beat cancer and other wretched diseases.”
The Post’s Mike Rosenwald, who knows Robinson, went along on one of the hospital visits. His report is one of the feel-good stories of the day. Robinson, Rosenwald says, has taken on some of the mythical crime fighter’s attitude:
” ‘Eventually, it sinks in and you become him,’ Batman told me. ‘It feels like I have a responsibility that’s beyond a normal person. And that responsibility is to be there for the kids, to be strong for them, and to make them smile as much as I can.’ He understands that might sound corny, but he doesn’t care.”