'Baltimore Batman' roams streets with mask, machete to protect bar BY Jason Silverstein NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, April 30, 2015, 4:52 AM A A A 34 84 8 Share this URL Brian Woodyard, now known as the "Baltimore Batman," said he warded off dozens of looters from the bar where he works as a bouncer. He's the hero Baltimore deserves — and, for better or worse, the one it needs right now. A man built like a brick house, wearing a surgical mask and wielding a machete, has been dubbed the "Baltimore Batman" for taking justice into his own hands when chaos came over Baltimore during protests over the death of Freddie Gray. Brian Woodyard — who has the same initials as Bruce Wayne — said he'd warded off dozens of rioters from The Old Clubhouse, a bar where he works, fittingly, as a bouncer. After seeing people looting tobacco and alcohol from the business Monday night, causing thousands of dollars in losses and damages, this dark knight returned to work with his mask and weapon, ready to restore order. Baltimore man uses machete to save business in riots. WMAR - Baltimore, MD Several people tweeting from Monday’s riots posted powerful pictures of Woodyard standing guard. An admitted ex-felon, the Charm City’s not-quite-caped crusader told CBS 21 he wanted to protect the place that gave him a job. “These people actually stood up and gave me a chance,” he said. He also wants to make sure Baltimore’s other heros get some credit, too. “A lot of us did not wear masks, but a lot of us did defend our homes, our storefronts, defend our bars and we did our best,” the impromptu vigilante said.