A TEAM of “superheroes” turned into real-life crimebusters after one of them was assaulted on a night out.
The gang – dressed as Batman, Robin, David Hasselhoff and a Smurf – were enjoying a evening out in Musselburgh until the boy wonder was punched.
After the attack they chased the culprit into a local Tesco where he tried to take shelter.
Joined by police, the unlikely fantastic four tackled the man in the toilet roll aisle and brought him to justice.
Following the 21-year-old’s conviction this week, East Lothian Police tweeted: “Thank you to Batman, Robin, Robin’s dad, a Smurf and the Hoff for helping us on Friday night!
“#Tesco, sorry about the toilet roll aisle.”
More heroic details emerged later with a second tweet from the force. “Robin assaulted, police called, collective assisted our foot chase, minor upset to shelving in Tescos during arrest, you couldn’t script it!”
One twitter follower said: “It reminds me of that classic episode from Only Fools and Horses.”
Jacqueline Ross posted on Facebook: “See? Honest Toun still has some honest folk in it.”
The attack happened about a third of a mile from the Tesco in Olive Bank Road.
A spokesman for the force confirmed a 21-year-old had been arrested and detained in custody prior to appearing in court where he pleaded guilty to assault.
In a cult episode of the hit TV show Only Fools and Horses Del and Rodney, on their way to a party dressed as Batman and Robin, chase off a group of muggers.