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‘Superheroes’ nab attacker in Musselburgh Tesco

This news story made me laugh out loud:

A group of people dressed as Batman, Robin, David Hasselhoff and a Smurf helped police officers catch a criminal in an East Lothian supermarket.

A man dressed as Robin was on Eskview Road in Musselburgh when he was assaulted just before 20:00 on Friday.  He and his friends, who were all in fancy dress, called police before chasing the attacker into Tesco.  After a scuffle in the toilet roll aisle, a 21-year-old man was arrested. He later pled guilty in court.

The incident came to light after East Lothian Police tweeted about it, thanking the fancy-dressed group for their help.

One Tweet read: “Thank you to Batman, Robin, Robin’s Dad, a Smurf, and the Hoff for helping us on Friday night. #Tesco, sorry about the toilet roll aisle.”

Another Tweet by police officers in East Lothian read: “Robin assaulted, police called, collective assisted our foot chase, minor upset to shelving in Tescos during arrest, you couldn’t script it!”

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with an assault in Eskview Road, Musselburgh, on Friday 1 November.  “He was remanded in custody until Monday 4th November, where he appeared in court and pled guilty to the offence.”

via BBC News – ‘Superheroes’ nab attacker in Musselburgh Tesco.

One comment on “‘Superheroes’ nab attacker in Musselburgh Tesco

  1. Raybeard
    November 9, 2013

    Holy clubcards! Sounds like the joker was on the loose.
    But what a yellow-bellied assaulter he was, picking on the runt of the group. Well, I suppose it might have looked worse if he’d punched a smurf. Now THAT might have been a praiseworthy act!

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