A Batman wannabe who captured the world's inner comic-book nerd has had his cowl lifted by British media — revealing a 39-year-old takeaway delivery man who was helping his burglar pal pull a prank on police.
He went on to explain that 27-year-old Danny Frayne, who was wanted on burglary and fraud-related charges, personally asked him to drive him down to the Bradford police station on February 25th.
Having just been to a soccer game wearing the Batman costume, Worby thought it would be amusing to wear it again to the police station.
He never expected to have his private practical joke become the subject of international headlines.
From there, the images circulated far and wide, earning Worby overnight fame.
As for his newfound identity as the "Bradford Batman," Worby says it was likely a one-time deal, but isn't putting his cape in the closet just yet.
"Danny's a good friend of mine and I've known him for 15 years or so," he said. "Who knows if I'll be doing some more crime-fighting in the future?"