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Remember Matthew Argintar? The guy we told you about yesterday that thought it’d be great to dress up as Batman and parade around a Home Depot parking lot?
It’s now been revealed that he did so because he thought it’d be inspirational.
“… What I was doing was not seen the way I wanted it to be seen,” Argintar told The Express-Times this afternoon. “I understand it was (expletive) timing and everything. I get that.”
It probably would’ve been a lot more inspirational to hold a bake sale in the Home Depot parking lot. And potentially dress up as Batman while doing so. Bake Sale Batman would be awesome.
Matthew Argintar isn’t vengeance. Matthew Argintar isn’t the night. Matthew Argintar is … not … BATMAN!
What Matthew Argintar is is under arrest for charges of disorderly conduct and possession of handcuffs.
This happens when Argintar decided to dress up as the caped crusader, sans cape, and patrol around a Home Depot parking lot. Some might say that his intentions were good, as he was asking customers if they needed help because he was here to “save the day.” Most would say that after the events of Aurora, Colorado, his intentions were ill-timed at best, but most probably stupid and idiotic. This resulted in the local law enforcement being called to the do it yourself superstore.
We’re not exactly saying that Argintar is a bad Batman. We’re just saying that he’s not a good Batman if he got arrested. And if his cape isn’t Norm Breyfogle-esque.