BAR HARBOR — A caped crusader who dresses as Batman in Bar Harbor says he’s learned his lesson after an April Fool’s prank led to his arrest on a terrorizing charge.

Christopher Schwartz, known as “Bar Harbor Batman,” posted on his Facebook page on April 1 that he would blow up a hospital unless he was paid $1 million.

The posting got him arrested Sunday.

Officer Thom Tardiff told the Bangor Daily News that Schwartz told police he was kidding, then proceeded to ask officers if they’d brought the money.

Schwartz, who lives two blocks away from Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor, is known for dressing as Batman and dancing with his boombox. He apologized on his Facebook page for “any panic or mass hysteria” that he caused.


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