Baltimore Lost It's Batman

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    Oct 25, 2001
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    ....On a recent Monday, he pulled up in his black Lambo with yellow Batman symbols on the doors, the floor mats, the headrests — pretty much everywhere — and he was dressed in his heavy leather and neoprene uniform that he bought from a professional costume maker.

    He carried two large bags of Batman books, rubber Batman symbol bracelets and various other toys up to the front desk, where the check-in attendant asked him his name.

    “Batman,” he said.

    Camera phones were snapping. A man in line said, “That’s the guy who got pulled over.” Someone asked where Robin was, and Batman replied, “Home studying for the SATs.”

    The check-in attendant asked for identification. Batman said it was in his Batmobile. The check-in attendant, just doing her job, asked for his real name. “Lenny,” he announced. “B, as in Batman. Robinson.”

    It took Batman approximately 20 minutes to reach the elevators. He stopped to hand out Batman toys to every child he saw, picking them up for pictures, asking them how they were feeling.

    When Batman finally reached the elevator for the slow ride up to the cancer ward, I could see his face already sweating behind the mask. He told me he loses 5 to 6 pounds in water weight when he wears the superhero uniform. He paid $5,000 for it. He spends $25,000 a year of his own money on Batman toys and memorabilia. He signs every book, hat, T-shirt and backpack he hands out: “Batman.”

    Batman is 48. He is a self-made success and has the bank account to prove it. He recently sold, for a pile of cash, a commercial cleaning business that he started as a teenager. He became interested in Batman through his son Brandon, who was obsessed with the caped crusader when he was little. “I used to call him Batman,” he told me. “His obsession became my obsession"

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    BALTIMORE, Md. -- Lenny Robinson, 51, known as the “Baltimore Batman,” died after being hit by a car Sunday night.
    According to Maryland State Police the Owings Mills resident was struck by a car on Interstate 70 near Hagerstown after his batmobile broke down.
    Robinson had been in South Charleston this past weekend, working at Summerfest, according to Bob Anderson, executive director for South Charleston's Conventions and Visitor's Bureau. Robinson had been working at Summerfest for the past three years.....

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  2. church mouse guy

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    His car broke down. He was quite a man. He spent his time and money helping children. Most of his class do little.

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