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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Holy carjacking, Batman!

A man wanted by Pittsburgh police for assault tried to carjack a vehicle parked in Shadyside about 7:15 p.m. Saturday, city police said.

At the wheel• A plain-clothed Pittsburgh detective.

After being taken into custody, the man, identified as Micah Calamosca, 21, told police that he was taking the vehicle as part of the script for the latest Batman movie, said police Sgt. Brian Elledge.

Filming for portions of "The Dark Knight Rises" began Friday in Pittsburgh and is expected to continue for several weeks.

Police said they had been looking for Calamosca in connection with an alleged assault, details of which were not immediately available. Elledge said Det. Robert DiGiacomo was sitting in an unmarked car at Ivy and Walnut Street when Calamosca got in and told the officer to get out of the car. Calamosca matched the description of the assault suspect, police said.

DiGiacomo drew a weapon on Calamosca and a scuffle ensued. DiGiacomo ultimately got the suspect to the ground with the help of an off-duty police officer from Virginia Beach, Va., who was providing security for the film crew.

Calamosca was charged with robbery of a motor vehicle, a felony. As of this afternoon, he had not posted $5,000 bail, according to court documents.

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