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iN VIDEO: This looks like a job for Batman (or not)

Batman showed up at an active police scene on Pandosy Street in Kelowna, Sunday, March 24, 2019.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Melissa Parent
March 27, 2019 - 3:30 PM

KELOWNA - When Kelowna RCMP responded to a reported domestic dispute last weekend, they also had to deal with an unexpected visitor: Batman.

A video posted by Facebook user Melissa Parent shows a man dressed in a full Batman costume approach a group of police stationed on the street in front of a home. After talking with them, the Dark Knight returns to his black pickup truck emblazoned with the Batman logo.

Insp. Paul MacDougall with the Kelowna RCMP confirmed police were responding to a reported domestic disturbance on Pandosy Street on Sunday, March 24 when an unidentified person dressed as Batman approached them. While it's a comical-looking video, MacDougall said the dangers posed by civilians interfering with police work is no laughing matter.

MacDougall said police had received reports of a firearm at the scene of the disturbance. They sectioned off the street and asked people to step away for their own safety. Police had asked the residents of the house to come out when Batman showed up.

"It was a potentially serious situation," MacDougall said. "We didn't know what we were dealing with."

MacDougall said no firearms were no found at the scene and no charges have been laid. Despite the peaceful resolution of the incident, MacDougall reiterates that citizens, even the defender of Gotham City, should steer clear of potentially volatile police situations.

"If police have an area cordoned off, the public should stay away," he said. "We're there for a reason."

Fair warning, the video is full of strong language.

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