Baltimore’s Batman Impersonator Dies After Batmobile Breaks Down

Route 29 Batman is killed after his Batmobile breaks down along a Maryland highway

By Michael S. Rosenwald and John Woodrow Cox (Washington Post, 8/17/2015)


Lenny B. Robinson was known as Batman to children in area hospitals. He died after being struck by a car Sunday night. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

The Route 29 Batman, whose roadside encounter with Montgomery County police three years ago made him a viral sensation around the world, has died.


Lenny B. Robinson, the 51-year-old Maryland man who drove a black Lamborghini and dressed as Batman to visit sick children in hospitals, was apparently struck by a car on I-70 Sunday night near Hagerstown after his Batmobile broke down. He was coming home from a car show in West Virginia.

Maryland state police said Batman had engine trouble. He’d gotten out of the car to check the problem when the Batmobile was struck by a Toyota Camry. The Batmobile then hit him.

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