AFP

SINGAPORE-A Singaporean whose superhero-sounding name turned him into a social media celebrity was jailed for nearly three years on Monday 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 Sg$500 ($400) from the store, court documents seen by AFP showed.  Batman also pleaded guilty to various other charges, including stealing his brother’s ATM card to make withdrawals amounting to Sg$650, and consuming heroin.