Michigan Protectors http://michiganradio.org en VIDEO: Petoskey Batman explains his side of the story to local news http://michiganradio.org/post/video-petoskey-batman-explains-his-side-story-local-news <p>Mark Williams, a.k.a. Petoskey Batman, was recently arrested and charged with a felony for obstructing a police investigation.</p><p>7&amp;4 News got Williams' side of the story:</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsBVaQ1pEbo Fri, 05 Oct 2012 15:31:12 +0000 Mark Brush 9380 at http://michiganradio.org Petoskey Batman back in action, faces felony charges http://michiganradio.org/post/petoskey-batman-back-action-faces-felony-charges <p>When I <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/petoskey-batman-hanging-it-plans-auction-suit">posted last April</a> that 'Petoskey Batman' was 'hanging it up,' I was quickly corrected:</p><blockquote><p>Your information is false. The Petoskey Batman is selling off the suit, but he is FAR from hanging it up. He has constructed a new suit, and plans to go back on patrol in a few weeks.</p></blockquote><p>Now we hear news that sure enough, Mark Wayne Williams was at it again.</p><p><a href="http://www.petoskeynews.com/news/featured/pnr-petoskey-batman-facing-felony-charges-20121003,0,5403676.story">The Petoskey News</a> reports Williams was arrested last Saturday night for interfering with a police investigation.</p><p>Sgt. Jeff Gorno told the News the incident happened in Bear Creek Township:</p><blockquote><p>Troopers were responding to the scene of a personal injury accident in which the driver had left the scene.</p><p>“When we arrived, (Williams) was at the scene in his Batman outfit. He wouldn’t clear the scene and we had a canine out there and he kept screwing up the scent,” Gorno said. “He said he wanted to help us look for the driver.”</p><p>“We didn’t want the dog to track Batman instead of the accident scene and he was getting in the way of officers who had a job to do.”</p><p>Williams’ Batman costume and gear were confiscated. Gorno said he was not carrying any dangerous weapons.</p><p>Williams posted bond and was released from the Emmet County Jail.</p></blockquote><p>Williams faces felony changes for "resisting and obstructing police in an investigation."</p><p>He was arrested last year after he was spotted on a rooftop in downtown Petoskey. He was ordered not to don his costume while on six months of probation.</p><p>'Petoskey Batman' is listed as one of the members of the 'real-life-superhero' group "<a href="http://michiganprotectors.weebly.com/members.html">The Michigan Protectors</a>."</p><p>No word on the whereabouts of the bat cave yet:</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBe3QzVW5_8&amp;feature=related</p><p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 16:38:43 +0000 Mark Brush 9346 at http://michiganradio.org Petoskey Batman back in action, faces felony charges "Bee Sting" sentenced after pleading guilty http://michiganradio.org/post/bee-sting-sentenced-after-pleading-guilty <p>A Michigan man who once belonged to a costumed band of self-professed real-life superheroes has been sentenced to time served in jail after pleading guilty in a deal with prosecutors, the Associated Press reports.&nbsp; More from the AP:</p><blockquote><p>Adam Besso was nicknamed &quot;Bee Sting&quot; and pleaded June 22 to a misdemeanor charge of attempted assault with a weapon. The agreement with prosecutors calls for the 36-year-old Sterling Heights man to be released after sentencing. Besso apologized at his court appearance Monday before formally receiving the sentence of 102 days already served and two years&#39; probation. Authorities say Besso&#39;s shotgun fired in April as he struggled with a man at a trailer park in the Flint suburb of Burton. Police say he was wearing a bulletproof vest, black leather jacket with a bee logo, shin guards and knee pads.</p></blockquote><p>&quot;Bee Sting&quot; was once part of a larger group known on the Internet as the &quot;<a href="http://michiganprotectors.weebly.com/members.html">Michigan Protectors</a>.&quot;</p><p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:32:38 +0000 Rebecca Williams 8570 at http://michiganradio.org "Bee Sting" sentenced after pleading guilty Bee Sting's identity revealed, shunned by peer, others raising cash http://michiganradio.org/post/bee-stings-identity-revealed-shunned-peer-others-raising-cash <p>Last week, the identity of &quot;real-life superhero Bee Sting&quot; was revealed at an arraignment.</p><p>Now we know that &quot;Bee Sting&quot; is actually Adam Besso of Sterling Heights.&nbsp;</p><p>Besso was arrested after pulling a shotgun on a motorcyclist in a trailer park in Burton, Michigan.</p><p>Besso approached the man saying the man&#39;s motorcycle was too loud. A struggle&nbsp;ensued and Besso&#39;s shotgun discharged. Thankfully, no one was injured.</p><p><a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2012/04/possible_injury_wont_scare_awa.html">MLive</a>&nbsp;spoke with&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal; ">Tom Carter, the man who was approached by Besso. Carter told MLive he was surprised when the masked man confronted him in the trailer park:</span></p><blockquote><font face="arial" size="2"><span style="line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">&quot;I couldn&#39;t hear him, so I started to approach him and that&#39;s when the gun came out,&quot;&nbsp;said Carter, 38, about the incident&nbsp;with Bee Sting.</span><br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); " /><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">&quot;As soon as I saw the gun I was thinking I didn&#39;t want my kids to get shot.&quot;</span></span></font></blockquote><p>The use of a gun has not only offended law enforcement, it offended another real-life superhero.</p><p> Tue, 01 May 2012 21:12:36 +0000 Mark Brush 7271 at http://michiganradio.org Bee Sting's identity revealed, shunned by peer, others raising cash