Is it a bird, is it a plane?
No, it’s Superman – or should we say Supermen – pulled over after a Kryptonite out near Shirley on suspicion of driving with no insurance.
Members of the Central Motorway Policing Group couldn’t believe their eyes when they spotted the vehicle in a lane of the M42 on Saturday night.
The car had no back window but a red cape was fluttering through the opening.
And they did a double take when the driver and passenger stepped out, both dressed as the Caped Crusader. It was an image that brought back memories of Del Boy and Rodney’s Batman and Robin outfits in Only Fools and Horses.
After stopping the car near Junction 4, the force tweeted: “Even Superman needs insurance. We don’t work for Lex Luthor, but we had to remove Superman’s wheels from the road.”
Images of the two not-so superheroes soon spread across the globe, prompting the Oklahoma County Sheriff to tweet to his West Midlands counterparts: “Nice work! Not even Superman has a chance against police Kryptonite. He’s much better at flying than driving, anyway. Stay Safe.”
The comment brought a swift response from our boys: “Great to have our American colleagues following us. Stay safe out there. We will send Superman back over to you.”