And Perth, Western Australia, has Wheel Clamp Man. --No, he doesn't clamp the louts who fail at parking (pity, that), he unclamps motorists with his handy angle grinder -- after asking, and in return for a donation to an actual charity, mind.
Proper Authorities are not at all amused.
He may've been inspired by Britain's Angle Grinder Man, who fought The Clamp Menace* a decade earlier, half a planet away. ...Fought and won, at least for a given value of "win:" wheel-clamping on private land will be banned in England and Wales come October. (Northern Ireland and Scotland, well, y'see, this is yet another manifestation of a very long and dark history we're not likely to see set right at any point in human history. Also, you can still get clamped there.)
The caped-crusader thing, it may be catching on.
* Not to be confused with The Clam Menace. Oh, hells no.
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