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Trending: Batman bin Suparman jailed in Singapore

ID card of a man called Batman Bin SuparmanA man with the eye-catching name Batman bin Suparman has been jailed on theft and drugs charges. Well before this case, his double-barrelled superhero name had given him something of cult following on social media.

The jokes on social media are aplenty following the news that a 23-year-old man, Batman bin Suparman, has been given a prison sentence of 33 months by a court in Singapore. Batman was arrested after being caught stealing money from a shop, as well as using his brother\’s cash card to withdraw money. Far-fetched as it seems, this unusual name does appear to be entirely genuine – and it\’s not gone unnoticed.

Back in May 2008, a Singaporean ID card belonging to one Batman bin Suparman began being widely shared on social media. It was picked up by the blog Gizmodo and ran from there. Since then, the picture has been re-posted over 300 times, there have been more 15,000 tweets using his name, and a Facebook fan page has been set up in his honour. It has more than 11,000 followers.

via BBC News – Trending: Batman bin Suparman jailed in Singapore.

One comment on “Trending: Batman bin Suparman jailed in Singapore

  1. Brittius
    November 21, 2013

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

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