The self-proclaimed superhero says he dresses up to ‘root out evil that police can’t reach’.
With the number of superhero movies that have been released in recent years, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that somebody finally decided to declare themselves a vigilante and step out into the streets to ‘right’ injustices in the world.
Since June, an anonymous individual who calls himself “Reaper” has been roaming the streets in Moscow, seeking out drug lords, racists, and gangs. According to The Daily Mail, the self-proclaimed superhero is intent on putting an end to crime in the area – regardless if he gets injured in the process.
He told The Plaid Zebra:
“I have been wounded more than once. [But] it is foolish to fear pain or injury when you know what you are doing.”
Reportedly, the self-proclaimed superhero sent letters out to the local police to introduce himself and his intent to fight crime. While this hasn’t been confirmed by the Russian police, Reaper has already begun making a name for himself.
“You don’t know me. And it is unlikely you have heard about me. I call myself Reaper, and for the past six months I have been struggling with the disease that has long been plaguing our society – crime.
I fight drug dealers, rapists and gangs. I don’t kill or cripple, and I am not against the police or authorities, but I do root out the evil that police and the authorities can’t reach.”
The activist’s efforts gained public attention when someone recorded the following footage of him emerging from a drug den, dropping a small firebomb on the footpath, and then striding off into the night – cape ruffling in the breeze.
The activist says:
“I don’t kill or cripple, and I am not against the police or authorities, but I do root out the evil that police and the authorities can’t reach.”
To date, it is estimated that he’s helped catch approximately 40 criminals.
If you think a superhero is one of the solutions to today’s crime rate, the masked man has his own Twitter page and has linked to an email “tip hotline” where he can be reached.
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