Batman has a long history of breaking laws in order to ensure swift justice. Like many superheroes, he has a troubled relationship with law enforcement officers. They appreciate Batman’s ability to achieve results, but they can’t always turn a blind eye to his brazen disregard for the law.
Even in Canada, where Batman was pulled over earlier this week, The Caped Crusader has to answer to the law. When the officer cut on her lights, Batman politely complied and pulled the Batmobile over to the side of the road.
Thankfully, there’s video of the Ontario Provincial Police officer’s interaction with Batman. Their conversation appeared amicable. Batman even jumped from his vehicle to attend to the traffic stop.
On Aug. 18, Stephen Lawrence, known to some as The Brampton Batman, was “pulled over by an Ontario Provincial Police officer so she could get a photo with him,” CBC writes.
“I don’t want to get the officer into any trouble at all because … they do get excited when they see something unusual,” Lawrence told reporters.
“The whole thing that I like to do when it comes to local law enforcement is to remember that not only do they have a job to do, also sometimes they can have a little fun while doing the work,” he added.
“It’s a handshake that I’m happy to have with police.”
At one point, the officer even points farther up the road, directing Batman’s attention to something we can’t see off screen.
The video was shot by a Canadian citizen who happened to be driving behind the officer when she pulled over the Batmobile.
The whole encounter lasts only seconds. Many expected Batman to get a fat ticket, perhaps for speeding or running a red light, but he doesn’t.
As the man recording the stop passes by, Batman jumps back in the Batmobile,
“What she let him go?” The man asks. “Awesome!”