Where there’s injustice, you can count on the Batman to be there, but you can also probably count on some heavy traffic in his wake. Because a billionaire like Bruce Wayne doesn’t care that the rest of us actually have jobs to get to. That’s what happened on an Ontario highway last weekend, according to Yahoo, who was able to catch up with the Dark Knight on July 29. While we respect that superhero secret identities are of the utmost importance, we feel it’s worth mentioning that this caped crusader is not actually Bruce Wayne, but Stephen Lawrence. 39-year old Lawrence prefers to be called the Brampton Batman and has been dressing as Batman since he was 14. While he was returning from a charity event, Lawrence heard a strange noise coming from his 1989 Batmobile replica, a sound that he knew wasn’t normal.
The Bat pulled onto the shoulder to put his legendary detective skills to work and figure out what the problem was. Other drivers in turn, slowed to a crawl to get a peak of the superhero and his iconic ride, causing traffic to back up significantly. Julie Toole said she saw Batman in full uniform standing near his car, while she only saw him for a few seconds (more than most citizens of Gotham) she called the sighting both “cool and confusing”.
Eventually Lawerence found a loose hatch to be the cause of the noises and was on his way again. “I try my best to baby that car as best I can,” said Lawrence. “It was fine, but it didn’t take long for traffic to build up, as it always does when Batman is around.”
No word yet on if he was heading back to the Bat-Cave or off to fight Superman.