In this May 11, 2011, file photo provided by the Petoskey Department of Public Safety shows Mark Williams dressed as Batman, at the Emmet County jail in Petoskey. Michigan State Police arrested Williams, 33, in his Batman outfit, for resisting and obstructing police in an investigation Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at a personal injury accident. Williams wanted to help look for the driver, but his scent kept confusing a police dog in its search. / Petoskey Department of Public Safety
PETOSKEY, Mich. -- A Michigan man is facing charges for his effort to keep an eye on his community while wearing a Batman outfit.
Mark Wayne Williams tells the Petoskey News-Review that dressing in costume is his way of saying "it's not up to the government to save us."
He's due in court Thursday.
State troopers arrested the 33-year-old Sept. 29 because they say he refused to leave them alone while they searched for a driver who fled an accident. Williams was charged with resisting and obstructing police in an investigation.
It's not Williams' first brush with the law as the caped crusader. He was arrested last year after police received a report of a man dressed as Batman on the roof of a Petoskey business.