“[T]he masked Englishman who calls himself Angle-Grinder Man … has been trawling London for four months dressed in a homemade superhero outfit, complete with gold lamé underpants and cape, removing the security boots from people’s illegally parked cars.

Funny entry on Making Light about superheros of our times.

Via Kevin Marks on IRC

UPDATE: The official Angle Grinder Man site

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http://www.anglegrinderman.com/ has the whole stories, along with more photos.

hehe .... never heard Car Clamps called 'boots' before. Almost makes them sound cute and cuddly.

Hello all you loyal superhero fand there in the US.

I just want to say that I am back and ready for action !

See my new site on http://www.anglegrinderman.org

yours superheroingly

Anglegrinderman

YOU RULE, Angle-Grinder Man! If only a hero would rise here in our fair city of Chicago to remove the scourge of clamps ("boots" here in the U.S.)! In this city, it is not private firms who immobilize our cars in poorly-marked "no-parking" zones, but rather, the city's own Department of Revenue. Kind of gives away their motives, doesn't it?

Rock on, AGM! You are a true working-class hero!

Che

there was a South Side masked vigilante goin "Gang-Busters" when i was a teenager called MadDog...lame name yeah, but he was the real thing or a serious urban legend down on the South East side in the early 90s

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