Answering the call from neighbourhood watch signs around the area, superhero BurkeMan made his first appearance in Camberwell last week. The first sighting was on the roof of the TAB where the shadier elements of society tend to hang out.
Things can quickly get out of hand in the TAB when punters lose money on ill-advised bets. This, on top of the pressure of having to think of excuses for why they were late coming home, can make things turn ugly.
Eyewitnesses say BurkeMan waited approximately 3 hours for something to happen then took out his thermos flask and had numerous cups of tea before getting impatient and running over to a well-known chicken establishment where drunken louts go after a particularly hardcore session. Unfortunately, no criminal activity was forthcoming so BurkeMan disappeared into the night possibly to his BurkeCave.
The location of the lair is not known but there are reports of a man changing into tights in the building site next to Sofia.
Since then BurkeMan has also been caught hanging out his towel on a local’s washing line, startling the inhabitant of a household who was not used to seeing superheroes in the area. As she explained, “I don’t mind that he used my line, I just wished he’d asked my permission first! He wasn’t happy that I’d taken his picture either and used some foul language not befitting someone in his position.”
In a message sent to The Camberwellian, BurkeMan says he wants to help a Camberwell constabulary that is struggling to maintain order in the area due to their busy schedule of tea making and paperwork shuffling behind the mirrored glass in their building on Camberwell Road.