By Lemor Abrams

STOCKTON (CBS13) – A civilian superhero of sorts in Stockton is at it again. He calls himself Stockton’s Batman.

He’s a father of two and a local business owner. The latest citizen’s arrest was caught on camera.

The video shows the vigilante detaining a man he claims is smoking crystal meth, outside a busy 99 Cents Only Store.

Stockton’s Batman won’t use his real name or show his face. But told CBS13, that he’s nabbed hundreds of alleged criminals at the same Stockton Shopping Center.

“They’re criminals in to which point they’re committing crimes in front of my eyes,” he said.

Stockton Police said the man in the video wasn’t arrested or even cited.

But Batman said many of the bad guys he goes after do end up behind bars.

He recently started letting his wife capture cell phone video of the incidents which are now documented on his Facebook page.

The incidents range from a suspected arsonist, with a document of the charges filed against her, to suspected shoplifters at the same 99 Cent store he frequents, with his own small children.

“I grew up in Stockton and things weren’t always this bad when I was a child. I can run around and play,” he said.

He says he’s making the community safer. And to many in Stockton, it’s welcome.

“He’s doing a pretty good service for us he’s you know getting em where the police aren’t,” a witness said.

“That’s pretty cool anything to get more crime stopped in Stockton,” said another Stockton resident.

Stockton Police say a citizen’s arrest is perfectly legal in California.

And pictures prove, police do show up for back-up, but not everyone’s buying it.

“How do we know it’s legit anyway?” one woman said.

It’s a question, only he can answer.

“I am the real Batman,” he said.

Police warned that while what he’s doing is legal, they don’t advise it and prefer people call 911 instead of fighting back.

Comments (23)
  1. How is that not considered Unlawful detainment? When you restrict others right of passage or freedom of movement no matter what they are doing it is Illegal.

    1. That was explained in the article. Citizen’s arrest has a long history and is clearly legal.

  2. Warrior of GOD says:

    More people need to step up and do the same………..

    1. Brian Hast says:

      He should arrest someone smoking pot. See how that works for him in California. Still a federal felony, right?

  3. Warrior of GOD says:

    Of course the black woman doesn’t like him because most blacks are thugs……….

    1. Please think this over. Don’t you know that black people are more often the victims of black criminals? Don’t condemn a whole race. Many, like you, think this way because the FAKE NEWS doesn’t put the descent black people on the networks. Why? Because they too are voting republican! About 10% now, and growing. They have been the first victims of all this crime.

  4. Pretty sure that is battery. Probably other crimes as well.

  5. The way California is now, we need thousands like him. Jerry Brown and the communists have ruined our once beautiful State and have taxed us to death.

  6. Lol! The Stockton police are a JOKE! I owned a home there several years ago which was was broken into and credit cards stolen. The thieves actually used my cards to pay their utility bills and sign up for new cell phones, clearly identifying who they were! Instead of arresting them, the police told me they didn’t have the resources to prosecute and to forget about it since the credit card companies would eat the charges! Never mind that they smashed my French doors and vandalised my home! When I requested the names of the thieves so that I could sue them, they refused to give them to me BECAUSE IT WOULD BE VIOLATING THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That entire PD is corrupt and useless. They are mere revenue enhancers whose only job is to issue tickets for fines!

  7. Yeah… Call 911. Here is exactly how that would go down.

    911 Dispatch: “911, What is your emergency”
    Batman wannabe: “Yeah, I have a guy right here in front of safeway smoking crack!”
    911 Dispatch: “Sir, this is not an emergency, please don’t call here again”
    Batman wannabe: :But I’m BATMANNNNNN”

    1. K. Chris C. says:

      The trick is to always mention that the so-called perp has a gun. Just in passing; A side comment, not the main focus of your call. The dispatcher will then become real interested.

      Have a fearful story of seeing a large chrome colored pistol tucked into his/her waistband, sock, etc. ready–they will know that you are making up a story if you aren’t prepared. Or that the “other guy” walked behind the building with the rifle, etc. “What rifle?!”

      The gun and badge thugs, and their citadels, are “incentivized” by the states and US Tyranny to deny people their guns, and so will rush right on over, only to disrupt a real crime.

      It works every time.

      An American citizen, not US subject.

  8. K. Chris C. says:

    Just more proof that the gun and badge thugs are oriented only toward waging their Article 3, Section 3, treasonous war against the We, the American people, and extracting wealth and power from us for the benefit of their pol, crat, and Khazarian masters.

    An American citizen, not US subject.

  9. Stockton cops, parasites being paid with extorted tax dollars…

    1. K. Chris C. says:

      Like all of the so-called “police,” nothing but treasonous gun and badge thugs in the service of the US tyranny and their Khazarian masters.

      The shame is that these thugs and their families are permitted to resided unmolested amongst their victims, We, the American people. But I do sense a change a coming.

      An American citizen, not US subject.

  10. eventually, the citizens doing the arresting will also do the judge, jury and executioner roles all very quickly and the real value to Stockton will become crystal clear.

  11. History repeating itself under demoncrat control and Jerry Brown. The whole series of the Dirty Harry and Death Wish movies in the 70s was a reaction to the failed policies of the leftist and denmoncrats in Cali making excuses for the neg ros and criminals then.

    Couldn’t happen to a more deserving group of useful idiots called California’s who keep voting for these demoncrats. Reaping what you have sown. : -)

  12. Saw this on Drudge. Left for for more real California news.

  13. jbspryjbspry says:

    Once the city starts giving all these people $500 per month for nothing, poverty will no longer have them in its toils and they will no longer have to smoke meth in playgrounds and public bathrooms to support themselves.
    Stockton sounds like a lovely and enlightened place…

  14. If police really want people to call 911 when they see someone smoking crystal meth I could drive by any homeless encampment and do so.

  15. caffeineator says:

    I worked Stockton in the 1970s. It was a clean, neat little town with almost no crime. I went through there six months ago. It is now Detroit/Chicago. We were going to walk through an apartment complex until we saw the denizens of the area and everybody refused to get out of our car. Stockton is lost.

  16. When California’s own Governor is exacerbating the problem by proclaiming it a ‘Sanctuary State’ this brave vigilante is swimming upstream. These problems will continue to increase until the public starts voting in politicians who are actually interested in following the law. Until that happens this man’s honorable intentions will be nice but ultimately won’t make much difference.

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