Friday, September 03, 2004

"Vengeance is mine," says 9-year old

(dramatic re-enactment)

"A 6-foot-tall, 275-pound bearded man crashed a children's birthday party in Oak Forest, identified himself as 'vengeance,' then helped himself to a piece of cake, police said.

"When the owner of the home asked the man who he was, the intruder replied, 'I am vengeance. I am the knight. I am Batman.' Then the man went into the kitchen, cut a piece of birthday cake, took it into the living room and ate it.

"After continued questioning by the homeowner, the man left the house and drove off in a red 1988 Cadillac."