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He was supposed to protect the innocent and fight for justice, but now a real-life 'superhero' from a Detroit suburb who goes by the moniker 'Bee Sting' has found himself on the wrong side of the law after allegedly discharging a shotgun.
According to a report by the Detroit Free Press, 36-year-old Adam Besso, of Sterling Heights, Michigan, was arrested on Thursday after the shotgun he was carrying while patrolling in a trailer park near Flint went off during a tussle with a man, police said. The victim, 38-year-old Tom Carter, grabbed the barrel of Besso's gun because he felt threatened by the masked crusader, who went after him for revving up his motorcycle, according to Lieutenant Mike Odette.
Besso, an Iraq War veteran, is part of a group of citizen-superheroes called the Michigan Protectors that includes ten members, among them 'Sentinel,' 'Void,' 'Checkmate and 'The Animal.'
In his online profile, 'Bee Sting' lists among his superhero skills first aid and CPR, Jujitsu and urban warfare, as well as disaster scene management.
Aside from the criminal charges, Besso's superhero alter-ego faces other penalties from his fellow masked crusaders, who now plan to boot him from their team.
Originally posted by petrus4
Another source here.
Divide and conquer. You can bet your life that cops everywhere are going to want to shut these people down, and they will use literally any excuse they can get their hands on. If you want to be an RL super, your conduct is going to need to be beyond exemplary in order to prevent them from trying to pin something on you.
Originally posted by webpirate
I don't think Bee Sting is actually an official member of Coon And Friends.
Originally posted by Unity_99
These guys don't sound like super hero's but more like extensions of the police state.
A revved engine causes a gun to be burnished.
I consider a hero someone who would prevent a rape, or stop a breakin and a child being napped by a satanic ritual group, but not this stuff.
Originally posted by Alexander the Great
reply to post by happyhomemaker29
The outcome wasn't so nice but...
The fact there is a "super hero" running around Detroit named Bee Sting, is hilarious.
Originally posted by captaintyinknots
First of all, these guys calling themselves superheroes is downright pathetic.
That said, vigilanti-ism is not a good thing. Citizens should not be out trying to play cop. If you want to be a cop, go sign up. Otherwise, form a neighborhood watch, and use law-enforcement for what they are there for.