'Batkid' begins fighting crime in San Francisco

'Batkid' begins fighting crime in San Francisco

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'Batkid' makes his way to stop crime! Picture courtesy @sfwish 'Batkid' makes his way to stop crime! Picture courtesy @sfwish
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -

Five-year-old Miles, who is fighting leukemia, made a wish to be a superhero. Now, the city of San Francisco has transformed into Gotham City and everyone from the mayor to the police chief will make sure Miles' dream to be "Batkid" comes true.

Batkid is fighting crime on the mean streets of San Francisco.

Television news footage showed 5-year-old Miles Scott, aka Batkid, leaving the city's Union Square in one of two Batmobiles on Friday morning. The vehicles — two black Lamborghinis with Batman decals — were surrounded by media and onlookers.

The drive through city streets is part of a day of events organized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation to fulfill Miles' wish to be Batkid. Miles was diagnosed with leukemia and is in remission.

See photos from 'Batkid' fighting crime, courtesy of the San Francisco Make-A-Wish foundation and Make-A-Wish executive director Patricia Wilson.

The Lamborghinis were escorted by police, who also blocked off roads. Batkid's first caper was rescuing a damsel in distress from cable car tracks. He was also scheduled to capture the Riddler as he robs a downtown bank and receive a key to the city from Mayor Ed Lee.

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