#2 Angle-Grinder Man


Angle-Grinder Man (bbc.co.uk)
Location: London
Fighting: Overzealous parking authorities
Secret Weapon: Angle Grinder
True Identity: Unknown

Not all superheroes work within the bounds of the law. Angle-Grinder Man specifically works against the law where he deems it is being enforced too strictly.

Wheel clamps are a common sight on London's crowded streets. Parking spaces are a valuable commodity, and their protection has given rise to an entire industry of private businesses whose sole purpose is to go around placing wheel clamps on illegally parked cars. Enter Angle-Grinder Man.

If you were to find yourself one of the many hapless victims of London clampers, you could call Angle-Grinder Man to come by with a big, mean angle grinder and cut right through the clamp. Whether or not you agree with his purpose, you have to agree that's one way to make a difference.

"I may not be able to single-handedly and totally cast off the repressive shackles of a corrupt government - but I can cut off your wheel-clamps for you," he said in 2002.

Unfortunately Angle-Grinder Man hasn't been active for a couple of years, but his anti-clamping message lives on in the common complaints of Londoners.

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