Man allegedly tries to steal cop car, blames <i>The Dark Knight Rises</i>

The filming of The Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh is expected to pump millions of dollars into the economy, giving a boost to hotels, restaurants, lumber yards and more. So, hey, why shouldn't the criminal community get a little benefit?

WPXI reports that on Saturday evening, Pittsburgh police Det. Robert DiGiacomo was in an unmarked vehicle looking for the suspect in an assault. Suddenly a man matching the suspect's description opened the car door, sat down and told the detective to get out. When the officer drew his gun and ordered 21-year-old Micah Calamosca to exit the car, the suspect reportedly responded that he was part of the cast of the Christopher Nolan film ... and that stealing the vehicle was just part of the script.

As you may have guessed, DiGiacomo didn't buy the explanation. Calamosca was subsequently arrested, and faces a charge of robbery of a motor vehicle. A police vehicle. I'd have at least gone for Batman's Tumbler. Heck, he has three, so he may not have missed one.

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