Is it a bird? Is it in pain? Call the… Black Arrow

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black_arrow-2By Ryan Sabey and Dan Sales
BRITAIN’S first real-life female superhero emerged last night – and she saves abused PETS.
The mysterious BLACK ARROW claims to have used her secret identity for six years.
She wears a cape and mask and is a carer for disabled adults by day.
The Londoner said: “I make sure people aren’t abusing their animals. I serve justice to those who deserve it. We stand for those who cannot, because we can.”
The Sun has revealed at least 16 superheroes in Britain.
Another to emerge yesterday was Londoner CAPTAIN CHAMPION who patrols with a Union Flag shield.
His pal VAGUE, 24, is also a crime-buster.
ZEITGEIST, who dons a black mask, claims to have helped “clean up” a bar serving underage drinkers.
Blue-costumed hero ANGLE GRINDER spends days as a Kent odd-job man and nights removing wheel clamps from cars.
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Meet Middle Tennessee’s Real Life Superhero

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by Nick Beres
MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. –  A small Middle Tennessee town has its own crime fighting mystery man. His name is Catman, and he claims to be a real life superhero living in McMinnville.
He’s one of 350 registered so-called super heroes.
“We’re willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to help other people,” said Catman, who keeps his real name a secret.
Catman wears a costume, but no mask. There’s cat ears, cat tail and a utility belt with flashlight, tools, cellphone and first aid kit.
He leaves fighting crime to the police. Catman says he does make a difference picking up trash, helping seniors, patrolling the downtown.
“You have people who appreciate you when it happens and you have people who think you are a just a goofball,” said Catman.
Catman has been at it for four years and counting.  Locals know the 25-year-old hero.
“Yeah, everybody knows who he is. He’s a good guy,” said Garner Loudermilk, a local merchant.
Catman even has his own Cat Cave in the basement of a home in downtown McMinnville. That’s where he designs his costumes, practices self defense, and studies books to make him a better super hero.
“That’s what it’s all about: Helping people everytime you see the opportunity,” said Catman.
When Catman is not fighting crime, he washes dishes to pay his bills and help people.
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'Superhero'; takes on clampers

Angle-grinder Man – a self-proclaimed superhero – patrols by night looking for unhappy drivers who have been clamped and then sets their cars free.

He promises to take on clamping firms, speed cameras and the congestion charge on behalf of drivers.
An odd-job man by day, he claims to operate in Kent during the week and in London at weekends.
A hotline number on his website offers a free wheel clamp removal service.

I for one am prepared to fight for what is fair and am making myself available to the public
Angle-grinder Man

On calling, an answer phone message invites callers to “leave a message after the grinding sound”.
The unnamed man, who wears a costume of gold boots and crotch-hugging pants over a blue leotard, said he was happy to take the risk.
“It’s a public service,” he says on his website.
“I for one am prepared to fight for what is fair and am making myself available to the public.
‘Deeper malaise’
“I may not be able to single-handedly and totally cast off the repressive shackles of a corrupt government – but I can cut off your wheel-clamps for you.”
He says he decided to go “full-time vigilante” in May this year.
“My obsession with wheel-clamping is actually a rebellion against a much deeper malaise,” he said.
“Namely, the arrogant contempt that politicians hold for the people who put them into power, and whom they claim to represent.”
A Kent Police spokeswoman said no complaint about wheel clamps being cut off had been made by either a clamping firm or a member of the public.
A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said they could not investigate unless a crime was reported.
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Published: 2003/09/16 10:42:37 GMT