A Maryland man who dressed up as Batman to visit sick kids was struck by
a car and killed after his batmobile-like black Lamborghini broke down
on a highway on Sunday night. Lenny B. Robinson, 51, was coming home
from a car show when police said his Lamborghini had engine trouble
according to reports.
Robinson got out of his car to inspect the vehicle when a truck hit the
Lamborghini, which then hit Robinson. The crash is still under
investigation, but no charges have been filed yet, according to The
Robinson achieved notoriety in 2012 when a video went viral of cops
pulling him over in full Batman costume. The officers soon discovered
Robinson was a Baltimore County businessman who dressed up as the Caped
Crusader and went to hospitals visiting sick children.
“I’m just doing it for the kids,” he told The Post in 2012.
Robinson, who said he became interested in Batman through his son, Brandon, freely gave his time – but also a whole lot more.
He estimated that he lost 5 to 6 pounds in water weight while sweating
inside the Batman suit, The Post reported. Robinson bought the suit for
$5,000 and spent $25,000 a year on Batman memorabilia he signed – as
Batman, of course – for the kids.
“Eventually, it sinks in and you become him,” Robinson once said.
“It feels like I have a responsibility that’s beyond a normal person.
And that responsibility is to be there for the kids, to be strong for
them, and to make them smile as much as I can.”