Real Life Superheroes Defend Cincinnati
Crime fighting superheroes are no longer for the comic books and movies. Now a team of masked superheroes - who go by the name the "Allegiance of Heroes" has started to patrol the streets of Cincinnati and elsewhere, battling evildoers wherever they are found.
The superheroes carry pepper spray, stun guns and handcuffs but as yet do not exhibit any actual superpowers. There's even a global network of caped crusaders organized through the online World Superhero Registry.
Ranging from Insignis in Salt Lake City to Black Arrow (pictured above) in the U.K., there are 26 active heroes in the registry. Each has their own costume and, of course, most have a blog.
This video from Cincinnati station WLWT follows Shadow Hare, a 21-year-old who is the leader of the Allegiance of Heroes. Yes, this could be happening in your home town.
So what do you think? Do you feel better with these self-styled superheroes patrolling the mean street of your city?
photo credit: World Superhero Registry