Petoskey Batman and Bee Sting were as thick as thieves, getting baptized together in the Jordan River — in northern Michigan. Now they’re archenemies.
The two men, part of a Michigan group that fights crime while dressed as superheroes, accuse each other of all manner of villainy. It includes purported death threats and allegations of welfare fraud, probation violations and misuse of money from a fundraiser for the homeless.
Holy dirty laundry, Batman! Their spat over leadership of the Michigan Protectors has split the dozen-member group into two parts.
“He is an abusive, neglectful, thieving, boastful, cowardly crook,” said Mark Williams, alias Petoskey Batman. “He belongs in jail and I will see him there.”
Adam Besso, aka Bee Sting, said Williams is obsessed. “He has to tear others down to feel better about himself,” Besso said. “He’s like Lord of the Flies with a slightly better version of dirt bags.”
Okay. (“Group of Michigan superheroes fractured by crime-fighting feud” via Detroit News)
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