A college student has taken to the streets dressed in tights calling himself “The Viper.” He’s got a utility belt that seems like he might be more equipped to fix your sink rather than fight crime as he’s got wrenches and screwdrivers.
Sure he doesn’t have superpowers but he’s got one of the all time greatest catchphrases of all time. “I’m just a guy trying to do what’s right, in tights.” That beats “Truth, Justice and the American Way” any day of the week.
A college student is dressing up like a superhero to fight crime in Columbia.
The 20-year-old man, who wants to remain anonymous, but calls himself the Viper, recently caught the attention of police in Columbia.
Officers stopped the man just after midnight Wednesday when they spotted him in this costume.
According to the Columbia Daily Herald, he told police that he was looking for crime to report.
The self-professed comic book nerd was armed with a screw driver, wrenches and a cell phone, all of which were stored in a utility belt.
Police urged the Viper to stop his patrols and told him that he was violating a city ordinance, which bans people wearing masks in public.
He told the Columbia Daily Herald that, “I am just a guy trying to do what’s right, in tights.” On Monday, the Viper told Channel 4 News by phone that it’s a matter of pride protecting his hometown.
The crime-fighting college student said he eventually hopes to become a comic book artist when he is done with school.
The news seems to be making a little fun of him. But wait until they need him. Just wait. Then they’ll all come running. Because you’ve got to figure if there’s a kid somewhere who wants to be a superhero there’s probably a kid somewhere who wants to be a supervillain.