A SINGAPOREAN whose superhero-sounding name turned him into a social media celebrity has been jailed for nearly three years for theft, housebreaking and drug offences.

Batman bin Suparman, an unemployed 23-year-old whose name translates to “Batman son of Suparman”, was arrested on August 19 after security videos showed him sneaking into a store at night on two separate occasions.

He stole a total of $SG500 ($425) from the store, court documents showed.

Batman also pleaded guilty to various other charges, including stealing his brother’s ATM card to make withdrawals amounting to $SG650, and consuming heroin. He was sentenced to a total of 33 months in jail.

Batman became a social media sensation after an image of his identity card with his unusual name was circulated online.

A “Batman bin Suparman Fan Club” page on Facebook has garnered nearly 11,000 likes so far.

source: news.com.au