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‘Route 29 Batman’ Killed

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Yet another Batman story in the news today, but this one is really sad.

Michael S. Rosenwald and John Woodrow Cox, WaPo:

Lenny B. Robinson, the 51-year-old Maryland man who drove a custom-made Batmobile and dressed as the Caped Crusader to visit sick children in hospitals, was struck by a car on Interstate 70 Sunday night near Hagerstown, Md., after the Batmobile broke down…

Robinson was having engine trouble and stopped “partially in the fast lane,” according to a state police news release. He was checking the engine when the Batmobile was struck by a Toyota Camry. The Batmobile then hit him. Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene.

You might remember the “Route 29 Batman” from this police dashcam footage a few years back:

This man went around to hospitals and helped cheer up sick kids. Hell, he even cheered up the cops who pulled him over. He wasn’t getting paid to do it. He didn’t worry about cruel people laughing at him. He didn’t care what anybody might say. He just wanted to make everybody happy. This is really awful.

Lenny B. Robinson, rest in peace.

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