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Lenny Robinson, Maryland’s ‘Route 29 Batman’, Killed In A Car Accident

Lenny Robinson, the 'Route 29 Batman'
Photo by Allen Goldberg, via the Washington Post

Every now and then, we get the opportunity to bring you a story of someone who is inspired by comic books to do something good in their community, and Lenny Robinson was one of those people. We covered his story back in 2012, when a video appeared online of Robinson, in full Batman costume, being pulled over for a lack of proper tags on his Batman-themed Lamborghini, and what seemed like a funny story quickly turned into an uplifting one when it was revealed that Robinson was on his way to a hospital to visit sick children while dressed as a superhero. It was something he did frequently, becoming something of a local celebrity brightening up a hospital stay with autographed Batman-themed gifts.

Now, that uplifting story has come to a very tragic end. On Sunday night, Robinson died in a car accident. He was 51 years old.

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Earlier this week, I wrote about a strange news item in which a man dressed like Batman was pulled over for a traffic violation. This was the third story we've seen about a Batman in the news in recent memory, and in that post, I made a joke about how this Batman was breaking the law instead of helping out in the community...

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