Man trying to steal car blames Batman
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police say a man tried to carjack a plainclothes officer near filming for the latest Batman movie — and allegedly told him it was part of the script.
Detective Robert DiGiacomo was in an unmarked vehicle around 7:15 p.m. Saturday, looking for a suspect in an assault. That's when police say a man opened the car door, sat down and told the officer to get out.
The officer drew his gun and ordered the suspect, 21-year-old Micah Calamosca, out of the car. He says the suspect told him he was part of filming for "The Dark Knight Rises" and that taking the vehicle was in the script.
Calamosco was taken into custody and faces a charge of robbery of a motor vehicle.
I take it young Micah thought Detective DiGiacomo was as stupid as he was. I really hope that DiGiacomo's gun was a Smith & Wesson .44 magnum Model 629 with 10-5/8" barrel and he looked Micah Calamosca right in the eye and said, "Do ya feel lucky? Well? Do ya, punk?" just so the whole movie fantasy could play out the way our young carjacker wanted it to.
I will admit that the "taking the vehicle was in the script" idea was pretty darn creative. Quick thinking for someone who clearly has very limited gray matter between his ears. The mere fact that he knew what was going on is rather amazing to me. It would have been more believable if he had said "Batman made me do it."
Another fact I really like in this story is.....Karma! Keep doing bad
Once again, I would have loved to have been a fly in the car when macho Micah told what he thought was just some easily intimidated schlep to "Get out" and was greeted by the barrel of a gun. I am sure he squeaked in a very high pitched voice, "What the Hell?"