Crime is rampant in Marseille, France, so citizens of that city have started an online petition asking Batman to come and rescue them:
Criminal gangs are increasingly using heavy duty weapons such as AK-47 assault rifles, thought to arrive in the city through its Mediterranean sea port.
Two murders earlier this month also saw an 18-year-old stabbed in the chest during a fight outside a nightclub and a 25-year-old man shot in his car by men on a motorbike.
The government has said it is sending in 130 extra riot police - who will be patrolling the city by the end of the month - as well as 24 more detectives.
But many residents of the southern city are critical of that response and say politicians are not doing enough.
"Today finished the soundbites and rhetoric ... The city needs action!" says the petition.
"Or are we preparing to always call more police and army ... then Batman!"