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Hare-Brained Super Hero 'Scares' Police Chief

5/1/2009 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Don't expect to see a "Shadow Hare" signal lighting up the sky anytime soon -- for some reason cops don't think Ohio's most famous spandex-wearing, 21-year-old, 97-pound superhero is "trained" to fight crime. Pssshaw!!!!!

TMZ spoke with several Ohio officials who all seem to appreciate Shadow Hare's intentions -- but refuse to endorse his methods.

While Shadow Hare spends most of his time battling evil in Cincinatti, the Chief of Police from his hometown of Milford (11 miles away), tells us, "He's putting himself in jeopardy for something he's not trained for ... we don't want people to get hurt."

He continued, "It scares me a little bit... vigilantes can cause police to lose control of a situation... and he could end up hurting things"

TMZ also got a statement from Ohio governor Ted Strickland, who "encourages Ohioans to take necessary actions to help their neighbors, but feels that law enforcement actions are best left to law enforcement professionals."

For the record... Batman wasn't a pro either.

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Krystal    

Cincinnati is two n's and one t. Not one n and two t's...

1980 days ago
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★☆RoXaNnE☆★    

OK, in all seriousness...
This kid must be mentally challenged or something.
No one in their "right" mind would dress up in spandex and roam the streets to SAVE THE DAY...
He is smaller than the people he is trying to "protect" and who is going to be scared of him to stop whatever crime they are commiting........?

No one must've told him...

THEY'RE ALL GONNA LAUGH AT YOU!

Poor kid. Wonder if his mommy knows he is sneaking out of his room to fight crime...


Does this weirdo have a history of mental illness? And he should maybe be locked up in a padded cell..........

1980 days ago
3.

snickers    

Yeah, only the police have the right to beat you to a pulp.

1979 days ago
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frogs and gravel    

You will be be glad to know that he has his own My Space account under "Shadow Hare". I must warn you,
it is a little disturbing and I am not sure if this guy should be loose on the streets.

1979 days ago
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minnesotanice    

Earthlink: Right off the top of my head, how could the provenance of the dust collected be proven to be from Ground Zero? I'm just saying....

1979 days ago
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Rap sucks    

Yeah poor dude the guy doesn't know there's gangs with guns and all the other things. He must really be a retard or had to be influence by mysterion. WHO IS THE SHADOW HARE?

1979 days ago
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Wombat    

Must be another slow day for wannabe journalists...no celebrity wife beatings, DUI's, messy divorces to ceam your TMZ jeans about? You ought to go 100% in the trashy tabloid direction and hire Geraldo Rivera ...if its a slow day he'll just make things up.

1979 days ago
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agree    

This is not celebrity news, you guys suck

1979 days ago
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Rap sucks    

For the last time...TMZ REPORTS EVERYTHING WHETER IT'S STUPID AND FUNNY SO DON'T EXPECT YOUR A-LIST STARS ALL THE TIME. TMZ RULES!

1979 days ago
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unreal    

Dude is walking around in a once piece leotard thinking he is a super hero. Some one she commit him before he hurts himself or someone else...seriously Brittney did less than this and they committed her!!

1979 days ago
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thanks    

Cincinnati

1979 days ago
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Linda Mott    

The way to be a super hero is to volunteer in your community and kick in some money to help them. The police have enough to do. If you want to be more active join a neighborhood watch or take the test and become a fire fighter or policeman.Vigilante law is not acceptable. His heart may be in the right place but we don't need more masked people running around.

1979 days ago
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Kay    

Someone get him a job at Disney World. At least he'd get paid to look like an idiot.

1979 days ago
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OJ    

he's better than any cop in Cincinnati

1979 days ago
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Terri    

Ok, TMZ, I realize from when I used to watch your tv show that your reporters are young, vice you Harvey. However, in this day and age of technology, YOU IDIOTS I'M POSITIVE DO NOT FREAKIN TYPE ON TYPEWRITERS, RATHER COMPUTERS WITH SPELLCHECK, USE IT, SHOW YOU HAVE A BIT OF JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY AT LEAST IN SPELLING YOUR WORDS CORRECTLY FOR HELL SAKE. IF I WERE YOUR BOSS, DO IT ONCE, REPRIMAND, DO IT A FEW TIMES, DOCK YOUR PAY, DO IT SEVERAL TIMES, FIRED. NO EXCUSE WHEN YOU HAVE A TOOL TO USE WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A BRAIN TO DO IT FOR YOU BONEHEADS.

As for the crime fighting citizen. This is no surprise, you wasted your time and ours, anyone and everyone should know that the standard answer for the police is always going to be to let the police (or anyone other than a regular citizen) handle crime, they do not want vigilantes on the streets (because they tend to take on the look of gangs). Not saying Shadow Hare and his "possee" are vigilantes at all, but the police gave the standard answer for the U.S. let them handle it -- standard citizen should dial 9-1-1.

1979 days ago
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