New Zealand war veteran John Bray, who calls himself a modern-day Batman, is on the lookout for a sidekick – after being banned from going out and fighting crime alone at night.
The 91-year-old served in a raiding unit in World War 2 and therefore considered himself more qualified to deal with the criminals in the North Island town of Waipawa, enlisting himself as a member of the local community patrol.
This organisation cruises the streets at night and reports on any suspicious activity to the police, thus acting as their 'eyes and ears'.
Just like Batman, Mr Bray started out with a Robin-like partner, but decided to ditch him after he kept falling asleep on duty.
Mr Bray has now been told by the head of the community patrol organisation to put his career on hold as he cannot work alone. He must find a new partner if he wants to get back on the rota.
'I want to keep going so now I have to find a new partner,' Mr Bray said.
He also described his crime-fighting role – in which he drives through the streets at night armed only with a spotlight and mobile phone – as a success.
'Definitely, it's been a success. It keeps the police informed of anything that's going on,' he added.