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APD takes shot at ‘Dark Knight’

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Albany, Ga. - An Albany police officer had the kind of encounter one would only think of as happening in the movies. The officer in question took a shot at Batman.

While escorting an employee from the East Albany Captain D’s about 10:00 last night while trying to make a deposit at SB&T Bank, an officer heard a strange sound.  He instructed the employee to return to her vehicle, and proceeded to investigate.  A figure, dressed as the comic book superhero, came up from around an air conditioner unit and pointed a gun at the officer.  The officer fired one shot at the suspect, but he reportedly got away.

A search was conducted at the nearby Hidden Oaks apartment complex with the help of the Dougherty County Police Department and the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office.  K-9 units were also reportedly used.

This isn’t the first time a criminal has surfaced in this area dressed in a batman costume.  On September 4, a man entered an East Albany Pizza Hut dressed in a similar costume and brandished a handgun before demanding all the cash in the register.

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Tom Knighton is the publisher of The Albany Journal. In November, 2011, he became the first blogger to take over a newspaper anywhere in the world. In August of 2012, he made the difficult decision to take the Journal out of print circulation and become an online news agency, a first for the Albany area.

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