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Connecticut vigilante, the ‘Masked Maniac,’ patrols the streets of New Haven


He might not be the hero New Haven needs, but he’s certainly the one they deserve.

The self-titled “Masked Maniac” of the iconic Connecticut city was once an average citizen by the name by the name of Sabir Abdussabur- until disaster struck in 2014.

“When I got hit by a car back in 2014, I decided to take the law into my own hands and just patrol the streets for myself to help the streets become safer,” the 24-year-old told the New York Post.

Turning crisis into opportunity, Abdussabur took it upon himself to don an all-black safety suit and mask, taking the form of a bicycle-riding superhero who hunts down terrible drivers.

“I pull over cars for speeding, for double parking, all things that would endanger either pedestrians or a cyclist,” he said.

While not paid for his services and often subjected to abuse (be it a chewing-out or threat of being Tased), Abdussabur’s reward comes from the people of New Haven, many of whom have taken a liking to them.

“I used to see Sabir riding around town and I contacted him and begged him to let me join,” said 18-year-old Philip, a local resident.

Interestingly enough, his father is a former law enforcement officer who sees a lot of his younger self in his son.

“He reminds me a lot of me before I became a cop,” said Abdussabur’s dad, Shafiq R.F. Abdussabur. “I have lobbied him to be a police officer.”

Abdussabur told the New York Post that he has no desire to be a police officer, partially due to his experiences with police.

“You don’t have to have a badge or a superpower to pull somebody over who’s not abiding by the traffic laws,” he said.

The young man -who only gets about four hours of sleep a night- is a practicing Sunni Muslim who runs his own marketing company and works as a custodial operations manager.

While a little eccentric, Abdussabur’s father is incredibly proud of him.

“America needs leaders, right, that have perspectives on being black, white, Hispanic, Latino, and that’s the kind of kid, I think, that we put out here,” said Abdussabur’s dad.

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  1. “GOOD FOR YOU SIR!” This is a man that knows what is coming and how to handle it. I have nothing but Good Wishes and may God speed!


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