Dark Knight Rises: ‘Batman son of Suparman’ jailed for theft

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A Singaporean man whose superhero-sounding name turned him into a social media celebrity has turned out to be quite the villain.

Batman bin Suparman, which means “Batman son of Suparman” in the Malay language, was jailed for nearly three years on Monday for various offences, including theft breaking and entering and drug offences.


The unemployed 23-year-old was arrested on Aug. 19, after security videos showed him sneaking into a store at night on two separate occasions.

He is also accused of stealing his brother’s automated teller machine card to make withdrawals amounting to $650, and consuming heroin.

Batman, who was sentenced to a total of 33 months in jail, became a social media sensation after an image of his identity card was circulated online.

A “Batman bin Suparman Fan Club” page on social networking site Facebook has garnered nearly 11,000 likes.

(With Reuters and AFP)

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