Batkid fights crime in San Francisco

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

Batkid and Batman
Villains beware, Batkid and Batman are on the hunt!

San Francisco survived a crime wave on Friday thanks to the heroic efforts of 5-year-old Miles Scott, who recently battled cancer.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation, which organizes real-life “dream come true” events for children that survived life-threatening medical conditions, treated Scott to an unforgettable Batman experience.

Suiting up as Batkid, Scott traveled the city with a costumed adult Batman in a Lamborghini, taking on staged crimes as thousands cheered him on.

The crime-fighting duo first sped to the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco’s Union Square, where a woman was tied to an explosive device and cable car tracks. Scott managed to free her and prevent the device from blowing up.

Then, the heroes were summoned to a bank vault, where the Riddler was attempting to steal loads of cash. Batkid fought the madman and defeated him in an epic battle. Just when all seemed well, the Penguin was sighted in the park, and Batkid chased the villain until he too was captured. During all these hijinks, the San Francisco Police Department accompanied Batkid and Batman, adding realism to the experience.

Afterwards, the mayor of San Francisco thanked Scott for his efforts, and gave him a key to the city. Even President Barack Obama got in on it, sending a tweet encouraging Batkid to “Go get ‘em!” and exclaiming, “Way to go Miles! Way to save Gotham!”

Featured image courtesy of Make-A-Wish Foundation. Image of Batkid with Batman courtesy of Shelly Prevost on Flickr.