(DNAINFO) Maya Rajamani | February 25, 2016 — Jose Escalon-Martinez was dressed as Batman when he stole cash from the woman’s wallet, police said.
He’s not the hero Gotham needs right now.
A man dressed as Batman was arrested for snatching $50 from a tourist who’d taken a photo with him in Times Square, police said.
Jose Escalona-Martinez, 42, had just snapped a picture with a 23-year-old Irish tourist at West 45th Street and Broadway around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday when he started asking her for money, police said.
As the woman opened her wallet to give him a tip, the Dark Knight look-alike grabbed a $50 bill from the wallet and fled, according to police.
He was arrested soon after and charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, police said.