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Superman, Spiderman and the law

Posted Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at 9:27 AM

It never occurred to me that cartoon superheroes' actions could be considered illegal in court.

Go here to see how Superman, Spiderman, Batman and the like would come out in court.

I guess Superman does violate FAA air regulations - and smashing my way into a building with superhuman strength could be considered trespassing.

Me? I'd be satisfied with the Batmobile, even if it meant a risk of speeding tickets. At least I'd have plenty of weapons to use against foes suffering from road rage. Or, even though he's not a "superhuman," one of James Bond's cars.

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Actually, I recently read a playful supposition that James Bond is a Time Lord, the same type of alien as the main character of "Doctor Who" -- because, like the Doctor, he regenerates his appearance every few years.

-- Posted by Jicarney on Wed, Dec 29, 2010, at 9:41 AM

I can imagine the water cooler conversations with you two.

I have often wondered what real-life law enforcement would do with someone like this.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Dec 29, 2010, at 9:53 AM

Steve, you have no idea, LOL! This is why I love my job. My co-workers rock!

-- Posted by MotherMayhem on Wed, Dec 29, 2010, at 11:13 AM

Who would be able to arrest Superman? We don't have any kryptonite from the planet Kryton here in Shelbyville do we?

Law enforcement are people like you and me. They just want to put their time in and retire with no bodily injures and scares.

Federal Agents could only work in Federal Territories, not in the states.

The law enforcement officers just need to stick to arresting the big Drug dealers and street gangs. That's about all they can handle without super weapons.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Thu, Dec 30, 2010, at 10:26 AM

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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.