"Deadpool" comic fan helps police recover his stolen motorcycle

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"Deadpool" comic fan helps police recover his stolen motorcycle, Christine Dobbyn reports. (KTRK)

When he passes by people there is usually a double take or a request for a picture. Suiting up is now part of his routine.

"I do get confused as Spiderman sometimes a Ninja with guns," Evo Deadpool Gambino said.

We first told you about Gambino this summer. The Army veteran legally changed his name after the fictional comic book anti-hero made into a smash hit movie earlier this year. His number one mode of transportation are his motorcycles. One of the motorcycles came up missing from his home earlier this month.

"I was walking out to work and noticed my bike was gone. I was upset. It was nice weather to go riding," said Gambino.

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His GPS tracker told him it was about 45 minutes away in northwest Houston. He went to the scene, found a home with bike parts all over the property, and called police. Deadpool was on his way to his day job, so he wasn't in costume when officers arrived. They did find his bike and the parts of other motorcycles at the home.

"We foiled their plan," he said.

Deadpool is back on that very bike now after putting the parts back together. He says his story shows how placing GPS devices on valuables can pay off.

Take it from the guy in the red suit, crime doesn't pay.

"They were about to put a bunch of bikes together for Lone Star Rally. I was out riding around while they were behind bars, so the joke's on them," said Gambino.

Houston police say the investigation is ongoing but have arrested three men for theft. Tedarius Strange, 21, Rickey Himes, 37, and Alton Himes, 18, all face charges.

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