Prague’s Bogus Super Hero

One year ago, Prague ’s petty crime scene was profoundly shaken up by a local super hero who intervened at the grass-roots level to fight parking offenders, smokers, people urinating in public and dog owners who let their pets pollute green spaces. He was known only as Super VáclavVáclav being a typical Czech given name that is borne by Czech saints on the one extreme and presidents on the other, and that is usually translated as Wenceslas. I am not sure, though, if a name like “Super Wenceslas” could possibly go viral in English media …

Watch some of his feats and judge yourself:

Unfortunately and much to the people’s disappointment, this super hero was merely the agent of a viral marketing campaign for a product called Superstránka (“super page”).

What a bummer!