‘Route 29 Batman,’ Who Thrilled Sick Children, Is Struck by Car and Killed

August 18, 2015 9:14 AM

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‘Route 29 Batman,’ Who Thrilled Sick Children, Is Struck by Car and Killed

A Maryland businessman who thrilled thousands of sick children with his impersonation of Batman over more than a decade was hit by a car and killed on Sunday on a highway in western Maryland, the state police said.

The man’s real name was not Bruce Wayne, but Leonard B. Robinson, 51, the father of three adult children from Owings Mills, Md., near Baltimore. For years he visited hospitals, schools and charity events dressed as the Dark Knight to the delight of thousands of children battling cancers and other se...

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