The Justice Department’s Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California joined in on San Francisco’s transformation into Gotham for a day, issuing a fake press release and indictment of supervillains “The Riddler” and “The Penguin” on Friday.
It’s all part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s project to turn the city into Gotham for 5-year-old Miles, whose leukemia is in remission. Miles spent the day as “Batkid” fighting crime and saving citizens. In the process, he also apprehended both the Penguin and the Riddler who, according to the North District’s press release, “were formally arrested today and charged with multiple counts of conspiracy and kidnapping for their all too familiar villainous ways in Gotham City.”
The Attorney’s Office also included a faux-legal indictment The Penguin and the Riddler, signed by Haag as “United States Attorney, Gotham Division” and David Johnson “FBI Special Agent In Charge, Gotham Division.”
“According to the indictment, “The Penguin” and “The Riddler” thought it was a good idea to put an unnamed female in the path of a cable car, rob a bank, and kidnap San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal,” the release said. “Somehow they thought these latest stunts would go undetected by Batkid. However, at approximately 9 p.m. last night, the bat signal went up and predictably the crime rate began to go down in Gotham and San Francisco.
Read the indictment of “The Riddler” and “The Penguin” below: