San Francisco BatKid Gets Tough On Crime

Masked hero cleans up the mean streets.

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A mysterious hero known as BatKid emerged from a shadowy lair Friday to save San Francisco from the grip of criminal masterminds that have been terrorizing the city for weeks.

An unidentified woman was tied to the cable car tracks in San Francisco this morning, bound to a box of explosives and surrounded by thousands of helpless bystanders. The vicious crime was consistent with what the city has come to expect from the Riddler, who has thwarted police officers at every move.

According to local reports, a sleek Batmobile approached the scene.

Batkid emerged and raced to the woman.

And saved her, just as she was about to be hit by an oncoming cable car.

But BatKid has said he won’t stop at saving just one innocent victim. He wants to catch the Riddler, who is widely rumored to be on the loose in Gotham.

BatKid raced across the city to catch the Riddler just as he was trying to rob a bank.

But the job’s not done, because the Riddler’s sidekick, the Penguin, is still terrorizing the city. He’s kidnapped the beloved Giants mascot, Lou Seal.

And now Lou Seal is being held hostage by the evil mastermind.

Until BatKid saves the day.

And the Penguin gets his due.

And then, President Obama thanked BatKid for his service:

San Francisco’s BatKid setup was organized by the Make a Wish Foundation for a 5-year-old leukemia patient named Miles.

13 comments
DeverieStephens
DeverieStephens

HA! way to make this into a political statement...puke...3rd world, 1st world...who cares!  It's a statement at the very least to raise awareness...but this a real human being and you are belittling this....YOU are disgusting.  GAWD  some people...

DavidWaggoner
DavidWaggoner

If he was black, you wouldn't even care or expect more

JamesFEvans
JamesFEvans

@aBlooter, I actually do agree with your statement, partially.

I am in no way speaking of the Make-A-Wish foundation, as they are just a service that help children and will post and support many, many project and fundraiser.

The problem is about what people support. I find it disgusting that so many people would jump in a momentary band wagon and give their time, just for the spectacle. I have lived in 3rd world countries all my life and can tell you that seeing things like these are just disgusting. That so many can amass and support ONE, just 1, child with SOOOO much money and help, but yet neglect SOOOOOOOOO MANY out their that will never in their full lives earn, spend, or consume even a n ounce of the money being thown at one child.


This is a feel good story. Meant to make people feel good. In summary, it's highly egocentric and narcissistic. It's disgusting. Plus what happens to other children that dream of this or less, but get nothing? (Speaking of kids within the same foundation.) Tough luck?


I would have never written any of this, if it wasn't becase of the jab I read at @aBlooter... it's not a negative spin of things. It reality. People get at this, just for the spectacle.


Ps. I live with 3rd world children and have dedicated my life to improvement programs directed at housing, medicine, and education for "low income" families in 3rd world countries. Currently in Nicaragua. (When I say low income, I speak of people who live off $15 (15 dollars) or less a month.)


Again, not against the foundation, kid, kid's family, or anyone like that. No even people like Obama, whose job is to keep media happy, but it's against the people who "supported" this. 95% or more being egocentric and disgusting people.


All that written, have a good day.

a.k.corlett
a.k.corlett

Get a grip aBlooter, Make a wish put out a request to try and make this kid batman for the day. It went viral and loads of people came to make his wish true. It caught peoples imaginations and they helped to raise massive amounts for the event. It has probably helped to raise money for thousands of other kids as well, Plus it has raised the awareness of the charity. It's win/win. Don't try and put a negative spin on something as great as this 

aBlooter
aBlooter

What about the other kids who can half of what this kid gets?  I'd like to know the $$$/Time spent vs those on other children. 

JennyJennings
JennyJennings

This is just amazing! It's so heart warming what the human race can achieve when we just say "Yeah, I can help you with that".  Such a brave little boy, what a fabulous day for him.  One I'm sure he will never forget.

jesseharlin
jesseharlin

Time, I want to commend you for reporting this as if in-world, rather than reporting it as a story about the Make-A-Wish foundation.  Do one of those, too, but thank you for this.  It's just all part of the magic of this event.

xdarkcupidx
xdarkcupidx

@aBlooter From what I remember about the Make-A-Wish Foundation is that the wishes are usually completed solely from donations whether that be money or actually time or items. This would also include people/celebrities well. They just want to complete a memorable wish (no matter how big or small it is) for kids and teens that often don't have much time left here. If you visited the site (it's difficult I understand that) then you would see that the size of the wish doesn't really matter. They other thing you should know is that Miles and his family knew nothing about the grand scale of this as it was a big surprise. But in all honesty this really did not dignify a response. I just got tried of people disgusting hostility and rudeness over this.

swegyxi
swegyxi

@aBlooter you do know the Make-A-Wish foundation made this happen for a little child who is suffering with a disease, so he get one wish he want and they make it happen. just letting you know this.