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#1 Steven P.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 13:20

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A man with the eye-catching name Batman bin Suparman has been jailed on theft and drugs charges. Well before this case, his double-barrelled superhero name had given him something of cult following on social media.

 

The jokes on social media are aplenty following the news that a 23-year-old man, Batman bin Suparman, has been given a prison sentence of 33 months by a court in Singapore. Batman was arrested after being caught stealing money from a shop, as well as using his brother's cash card to withdraw money. Far-fetched as it seems, this unusual name does appear to be entirely genuine - and it's not gone unnoticed.

 

Back in May 2008, a Singaporean ID card belonging to one Batman bin Suparman began being widely shared on social media. It was picked up by the blog Gizmodo and ran from there. Since then, the picture has been re-posted over 300 times, there have been more 15,000 tweets using his name, and a Facebook fan page has been set up in his honour. It has more than 11,000 followers.

 

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#2 Crisp

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 13:22

You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.



#3 Nick H.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 13:24

Ha! Wow. And for all these years I was positive that it had to have been a joke...

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 13:30

I guess his fans will be disappointed that he committed a crime. :o 



#5 Max Norris

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 13:31

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#6 +Nik L

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 13:38

You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

 

OK, I give up.  You literally just won The Internet.  Now we have to restart!



#7 trag3dy

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 13:41

Ha! Wow. And for all these years I was positive that it had to have been a joke...

 

I thought it was a fake too.



#8 GreenMartian

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 14:23

Raised an eyebrow when his name made the rounds years ago. Now it just became full on hysterical.

I snorted when the article mentioned "Batman was arrested after being caught stealing money from a shop"

 

What I didn't find funny was how in this day and age, a country like Singapore felt it is necessary to include someone's Race on their ID card..



#9 fusi0n

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 14:30

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