February 17, 2009
Charges dropped against ‘Batman’ in Fla.
A Florida judge has tossed charges against a man who refused orders from police to remove his custom-made Batman mask.
The judge dismissed the two misdemeanor charges against Walsh Ian Nichols and ordered Tampa, Fla., police to return his Batman cowl, The Tampa Tribune reported Tuesday.
He was also charged with driving a motorcycle without the proper license, the newspaper said.
Hillsborough County Judge John Conrad granted a motion to dismiss the charges after prosecutors said they wouldn't oppose the move.
I am looking forward to celebrating my legal victory, Nichols told the Tribune.
With my mask on.