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'Batman' charged with obstructing Michigan police

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Mark Williams, seen here in his Batman costume in 2011. Mark Williams, seen here in his Batman costume in 2011.
PETOSKEY, Mich. -

Police in northern Michigan say a man dressed as Batman got in the way of their investigation into a personal injury accident.

Mark Wayne Williams is charged in Emmet County with one count of resisting and obstructing police.

Michigan State Police Sgt. Jeff Gorno says Williams showed up at the accident scene Saturday night "in his Batman outfit" and "wouldn't clear the scene."

Gorno tells the Petoskey News-Review police "had a canine out there," and Williams "kept screwing up the scent."  The sergeant says authorities "didn't want the dog to track Batman instead of the accident scene."

A telephone call to a listing for Williams rang unanswered on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old Petoskey resident is facing a two-year felony. He's due back in court on Oct. 18.

Last October, Williams was sentenced to six months probation and ordered not to wear costumes after he pleaded guilty to attempted resisting/obstructing an officer. Williams was arrested in May 2011 after being spotted atop a building while wearing a Batman costume.

-- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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