'Superhero' Arrested at Mansfield Home Depot

Batman impersonator told police he was just trying to help people, 'inspire hope.'

One Mansfield Township man wants to be a real-life superhero.

So much so the 23-year-old was arrested Tuesday for it, police said.

Matthew Argintar walked around the Mansfield Home Depot's parking lot and asked customers if they needed help, according to a report on lehighvalleylive.com.

While Argintar may have thought he was trying to be a Good Samaritan, his outfit, which included tactical pants, elbow and arm pads and a bulletproof vest was a bit off-putting to the store's customers, the report said.

Argintar was charged with a disorderly persons offense and for possession of handcuffs, the report said.

Argintar was also wearing a Batman mask, the report said. Not particularly good timing after a man in . 

Argintar, who said he is an honorably discharged member of the U.S. Army, was "trying to inspire hope because that's what the people need right now: hope," according to lehighvalleylive.com.

Denobin August 02, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Reading is fundamental.
ZMT August 03, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Oops :/
Claire August 03, 2012 at 09:48 PM
I am surprised no one is more concerned about this. I know someone who was in the parking lot at the time, and the whole scene was disturbing. The guy had on a Batman mask, handcuffs and bullet proof vest.
Warren August 06, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Hmm, I didn't realize it was now a crime to posses handcuffs or wear "tactical pants, elbow and arm pads and a bulletproof vest". If this veteran, one of our nations real heroes, commited a disorderly persons offense, the story should at least include what the alleged disorderly conduct was.
Jack Mahoffer August 06, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Warren - It is absolutely illegal to possess handcuffs and body armor. It is also illegal to cause public nuisance or alarm - which this clown clearly did. It's not a normal sight to witness a guy in this costume and not be alarmed by his appearance and conduct in the parking lot of a Home Depot. That is where the disorderly conduct lies. The possession of the cuffs & body armor are a violation of New Jersey 2C criminal code.


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