A man dressed as the caped crusader Batman has handed over a wanted man at a Bradford police station before disappearing into the night.
Police said the costumed crime-fighter marched the 27-year-old man into Trafalgar House Police Station in the early hours of 25 February.
The man was charged with handling stolen goods and fraud offences.
Police said: "The person who brought the man in was dressed in a full Batman outfit. His identity remains unknown."
The suspect will appear before Bradford magistrates on Friday, police said.
When a gang of yobs started a mass brawl in a chip shop they were no doubt expecting the police to arrive any time to break it up…
Instead, they were dealt with by Batman and Buzz Lightyear.
Chippy owner Aria Nouri had phoned neighbouring pub landlord Steve Lowe for help after the fight between 20 youths broke out – and the 53-year-old turned up from a fancy dress party as the caped crusader.
Barman Shane Lee also arrived dressed as children’s film Toy Story hero Buzz.
The pair bundled the gang out of the shop and by the time the police turned up it had all been sorted.
Steve said: “I don’t think anyone was expecting Batman to come to the rescue. The look on some of their faces was a picture.
“When the police arrived their jaws just dropped and I told them nobody is pressing charges.
“A policeman pal of mine later told me that it was reported as an incident and the log said something like, ‘Large scale disturbance at chippy but no further action needed… Batman sorted it’.”
A man has been arrested for hampering a police investigation while dressed as Batman.
Mark Wayne Williams from North Michigan was sentenced to six months' probation after refusing to clear the scene following a personal injury road accident last Saturday (September 29).
"Troopers were responding to the scene of a personal injury accident in which the driver had left the scene," Sergeant Jeff Gorno told Petoskeynews.com.
"When we arrived, (Williams) was at the scene in his Batman outfit. He wouldn't clear the scene and we had a canine out there and he kept screwing up the scent.
"He said he wanted to help us look for the driver. We didn't want the dog to track Batman instead of the accident scene and he was getting in the way of officers who had a job to do."
Williams - known locally as the 'Petoskey Batman' - has been arrested for impersonating the superhero before.
A self-styled "ninja" is patrolling the streets of Yeovil in a bid to make the town a safer place.
Martial arts expert and father-of-two Ken Andre, 33, also known as Shadow, has been monitoring the streets of the Somerset town for the past six years.
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."
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.
It may not look as grand as Wayne Manor, but villagers hope Batman fans might be able to help them save a community building in the real Gotham.
The building in the Nottinghamshire village - historically connected to the fictional Gotham City - closed amid financial problems and is up for sale.
Campaigners are raising money to buy it and hope Batman fans will aid them.
"We all need a superhero around occasionally, don't we?," said John Anderson, who is leading fundraising.
"We are likely to be up against the big bidders, but this is worth fighting for," continued Mr Anderson, chairman of the Gotham & District Community Venture committee.
"It would be fantastic to hear from any American friends of Gotham who might also invest in this exciting venture."
◾Villagers in Gotham used to have a reputation for madness, and stories of their supposedly foolish acts were collected in various books including The Merie Tales of the Mad Men of Gotam, published in 1565.
◾The American author Washington Irving became aware of the tales and repeatedly referred to Manhattan as Gotham when writing, in 1807, in the Salmagundi papers, a satirical periodical mocking New Yorkers.
◾Gotham then became a popular nickname for New York City and is still used today, in shop names and notably at the Gotham Center for New York City History.
◾Batman's setting in Detective Comics was initially referred to as an unnamed "teeming metropolis" and later explicitly identified as "New York".
◾However, writer Bill Finger said he changed the name to Gotham City after looking through a phone book and seeing the name Gotham Jewelers.
◾There has been a long campaign for Bill Finger to be posthumously recognised as the co-creator of Batman along with Bob Kane, and DC Entertainment announced in September that he will be credited in future film and TV projects.
The building was built for the Royal British Legion in 1966, but closed in January.
Rushcliffe Borough Council designated the site as an Asset of Community Value in July, allowing villagers extra time to find money for their venture.
They have already attracted more than £100,000 in pledges from residents, but are now looking for investment from beyond Gotham.