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Police officer drags Batman in handcuffs after stealing $50 from tourist

By Mason White 12:45 PM February 26, 2016
Batman in handcuffs 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) Batman was left red faced after being put in handcuffs and dragged to court to face justice, police in New York said.

The New York Police Department said that they have arrested 42-year-old Jose Escalona-Martinez, after being accused of stealing $50 from a tourist in Manhattan.

Escalona-Martinez was charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

According to the police investigation, Escalona-Martinez, who was dressed as Batman, was taking photos with crowds of visitors near 45th Street and Broadway around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

When a 63-year-old woman from Ireland, took out her wallet to give Batman a tip, Escalona-Martinez grabbed it and took $50.

Batman then fled from the scene like a criminal. The tourist, who was not identified, called the police and Escalona-Martinez was arrested a short time later.