A wannabe vigilante is behind bars after Seattle police say he flung a “Batman-style throwing star” at officers and threatened a bouncer with a homemade spear.
The extremely sharp “batarang,” which appeared to have a “Made in China” stamp, was found embedded in the front of a police SUV following Monday’s bizarre incident, police said in a report.
Authorities said they were called to a Capital Hill bar around 6:30 p.m. after the 23-year-old man allegedly swung the spear at an employee. Police described the spear as a knife attached to a metal pole.
The joker allegedly then tried to flee the scene, leading to a chase by two officers.
At one point, witnesses said they saw him throw an object at the police SUV. A later inspection recovered the sharp weapon, police said.
The man was eventually taken into custody. Though police have not publicly unmasked him, on Twitter they stated that he is “not Batman.”
He was booked on a charge of felony assault. Police said they’ll request additional weapons and obstruction charges.