Batkid is fighting crime on the mean streets of San Francisco.
Television news footage showed 5-year-old Miles Scott, aka Batkid, leaving the city's Union Square in one of two Batmobiles on Friday morning. The vehicles -- two black Lamborghinis with Batman decals -- were surrounded by media and onlookers.
The drive through city streets is part of a day of events organized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation to fulfill Miles' wish to be Batkid. Miles was diagnosed with leukemia and is in remission.
The Lamborghinis were escorted by police, who also blocked off roads. Batkid's first caper was rescuing a damsel in distress from cable car tracks. He was also scheduled to capture the Riddler as he robs a downtown bank and receive a key to the city from Mayor Ed Lee.
San Francisco Police Department's Chief played along and issued an urgent message. In Congress, Rep. Eric Swalweell used YouTube to send BatKid a message.
President Barack Obama rooted for BatKid on Vine. The Department of Justice sent out a press release titled: The Riddler And The Penguin Charged With Conspiracy And Kidnapping; Duo Faces Long Prison Terms Thanks To Batkid.
“The FBI and the San Francisco Police Department are good, but if it wasn’t for Batkid, I guarantee you that these two villains would still be at-large on the streets of Gotham today," said FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson in the press release. "Citizens of this great city are not only safer tonight because of Batkid.”