Real-life superhero in trouble after publicity

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 19, 2014 at 10:53 am •  Published: March 19, 2014

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Publicity over a dispute between two men over leadership of a costumed band of self-professed real-life Michigan superheroes ended up getting one of them in trouble again.

Adam Besso, 38, who hails from the Detroit area and is nicknamed "Bee Sting," pleaded guilty last month to leaving Michigan without permission of his probation officer, The Flint Journal and The Detroit News reported. He's to be sentenced March 31.

Besso also was cited by his probation officer for driving illegally and identifying himself as "Bee Sting," wearing a mask and a crime-fighting costume. Besso said authorities should have better things to do than pursue him.

"People on probation are robbing stores, assaulting people, dealing drugs, and they're going to go after me because I drove my son to wrestling camp," he said about the July trip to Kent, Ohio.

In an article in early February by The Detroit News, Besso also indicated he drove with a suspended license. The article highlighted a rift between Besso and Mark Williams, who dresses up as Batman to patrol the northern Michigan community of Petoskey.

Probation officials also tracked some of Besso's conduct through Facebook posts.

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