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Posters in Albuquerque heights claim Batman is fighting crime in the metro

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Someone who's fed up with the crime in Albuquerque has a different way of expressing his frustrations.

He's putting up posters and letting everyone know a well-known crime-fighting crusader is here.

Residents say it may take a superhero to tackle the city's crime. 

"A Batman and a robin walking around several different neighborhoods looking for crime in progress to butt into," says resident Steve Hochmann. 

Who's behind this masked crusade is a mystery?

"Probably a billionaire with a lot of money to spend. He probably inherited all that money from his parents," says resident Linda Anderson.

The warning was spotted near Ernie Taylor Hahn Park in the heights.

"Calling on Batman! It says you have been warned well like seriously really somebody's going to call in Batman, give me a break," Hochmann says. 

Residents near the park say there haven't seen any Batman sightings just yet, but say a hero's help couldn't hurt when it comes to fighting crime.

"I think we might need the whole Marvel comics crew of superheroes for the city of Albuquerque," Hochmann says. 

Comic book experts say with great power comes great responsibility.

"Knowing how to fight is one thing, knowing how to dodge bullets is really what you're going to have to be able to do, because there's a lot of guns in Albuquerque as well," says Astro-Zombies General Manager Chris Losack. 

According to police, not all heroes wear capes. 

"People are frustrated but taking the law into your own hands is not a good idea try not to be Batman. If you really want to be Batman come join the Albuquerque Police Department, says Officer Simon Drobik.

Albuquerque police say they do not encourage or support any type of vigilantism. 

The poster appeared on Nextdoor and no one in the neighborhood has any clue who may have been behind it.


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