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By Anthony Templeton of mX
HE spends his days changing nappies, but come nightfall the domesticated dad of two transforms into Brisbane’s guardian.
mX reports that Captain Australia is Brisbane’s dinky-di superhero, a real-life replica of the cult US film Kick-Ass.
Most weekends, the middle-aged father of two regularly patrols Fortitude Valley’s seedier streets.
Dressed in green and gold, Captain Australia says
being a hero isn't as glamorous as you might think''.There’s no brooding on the edge of a skyscraper overlooking the city.”
His only defences against crime? A utility belt holding a torch, mobile phone and video camera.
Captain Australia, who refuses to reveal his true identity, says he has saved a young woman from experiencing unspeakable darkness after a night out in the Valley.
During one patrol, I stopped two sexual predators from taking advantage of a very drunk woman at a taxi rank,'' he said.Unfortunately, I was unsure of my ability to conduct a citizen’s arrest and the two predators ran away before the police arrived. But I was able to prevent a near-certain sexual assault.”
Captain Australia won’t reveal his identity, but is adamant he is just a regular Queenslander fighting evil in his beloved Brisbane.
“Evil triumphs when good men do nothing,” he said. “I want to inspire a new generation to stop using apathy as a shield.
“People don’t know how to react to my costume it shocks and amuses them.”
A police spokeswoman said the public should leave crime fighting to the professionals.
‘We would prefer that Captain Australia didn’t intervene in incidents as we are unsure of the extent of his superpowers,” she said.
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