(The Consumerist) What only a few weeks ago would have been brushed off by most people as a bizarre bit of performance art — or just someone having a laugh — is now suspicious enough to merit arrest. That’s why we’re asking everyone to call off their plans to dress up like Batman and skulk around their local Home Depot to see if anyone needs assistance.

Yesterday afternoon, police in New Jersey arrested a man for walking around the hardware superstore while dressed all in black, sporting a Batman mask, cape, elbow pads, and bullet-proof vest.

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