x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Batman bin Suparman can’t escape jail after theft, drug offences

Batman bin Suparman, an unemployed 23-year-old, was arrested on August 19 after security videos showed him sneaking into a store at night on two separate occasions.

SINGAPORE // A Singaporean whose superhero-sounding name turned him into a social media celebrity was jailed for nearly three years on Monday for theft, breaking and entering and drug offences.

Batman bin Suparman, an unemployed 23-year-old, was arrested on August 19 after security videos showed him sneaking into a store at night on two separate occasions.

He stole a total of S$500 (Dh1,471) from the store, court documents showed.

Batman also pleaded guilty to various other charges, including stealing his brother’s ATM card to make withdrawals amounting to S$650, and consuming heroin. He was sentenced to a total of 33 months in jail.

Batman became a social media sensation after an image of his identity card with his unusual name was circulated online.

A “Batman bin Suparman Fan Club” page on social networking site Facebook has garnered nearly 11,000 likes.

* Agence France-Presse