The Police in Brazil Hired a 50 yr-old Batman to Fight Crime

Picture taken on March 26, 2012. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

Yahoo – Retired Brazilian police officer Andre Luiz Pinheiro, 50, dressed as super-hero Batman, poses for a picture at Santa Terezinha Square in Taubate city, Sao Paulo state March 26, 2012. Pinheiro has been called to help police patrol the crime-ridden streets of Taubate, in Brazil. He was officially presented on March 17 in the districts with the highest crime rates in Sao Paulo state. Police captain Warley Takeo, one of the policemen who decided to bring in the character to help them fight drug traffickers, said the measure would bring long-term benefits. Takeo said making a connection between the police and Batman would help children have a clearer idea of good and bad.

I don’t get it. The Batman man retired… but now he’s been rehired by the police in Brazil? To be Batman? Ok, I get it now. Thanks.

-bp

[lobbed by Jonesy]

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