The Real Story of ‘Batman’ in Lamborghini Along Maryland Interstate [Video]

A recent video of “Batman” getting pulled over by the cops has given way to a heartwarming story.

Last week police pulled a man over on Route 29 in Silver Spring because of a problem with his plates. The story didn’t seem unusual, but the car was a black Lamborghini, the license plate was the Batman symbol, and the driver was Batman, dressed in superhero regalia.

The story has been circulating all over the Internet this week, thanks to the in-car video from the local Maryland police department that stopped the caped crusader.

It didn’t take long before images of the Dark Knight’s encounter with law enforcement began turning up in Facebook news feeds, on CNN and the London tabloids. The episode even made it into Jimmy Fallon’s monologue on NBC earlier this week.

“Let him do his job,” advised someone. “Batman has expensive taste,” noted another. Meanwhile, questions about Batman’s identity mounted: “Did they make him take off his mask?” someone asked.

The caught Batman had finally revealed his real name is not Bruce Wayne but Lenny B. Robinson, and that his real tags were in the car. Mr Robinson is a businessman from Baltimore County who visits sick children in hospitals, handing out Batman paraphernalia to up-and-coming superheros who first need to beat cancer and other wretched diseases. “I’m just doing it for the kids,” Batman said.

He refused to unveil the man behind the mask but suggested to accompany him to the cancer ward at Children’s National Medical Center in Northwest Washington for a superhero party thrown by the Hope for Henry organization.

So, a few days later the man he pulled up in his black Lambo with yellow Batman symbols and wore his heavy leather and neoprene uniform that he bought from a professional costume maker.

He carried two large bags of Batman books, rubber Batman symbol bracelets and various other toys up to the front desk, where the check-in attendant asked him his name. “Batman,” he responded.

As The Washington Post reports, camera phones were snapping after what a man in line said, “That’s the guy who got pulled over.” Someone asked where Robin was, and Batman replied, “Home studying for the SATs.”

The check-in attendant asked for identification. Batman said it was in his Batmobile. The check-in attendant, just doing her job, asked for his real name. “Lenny,” he announced. “B, as in Batman. Robinson.”

At his final destination Batman handed out Batman toys to every child he saw, picking them up for pictures, asking them how they were feeling.

He spends $25,000 a year of his own money on Batman toys and memorabilia. He signs every book, hat, T-shirt and backpack he hands out — Batman. He started his Batman career visiting Baltimore area hospitals in 2001, sometimes with his now teenage son Brandon playing Robin.

He visits kids several times a month, sometimes more often. He visits schools, too, to talk about bullying. He does not do birthday parties. Batman revealed that putting on the hero’s uniform changes and steadies him.

“Eventually, it sinks in and you become him,” Batman told reporters. “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.”

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