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Posted: June 17, 2015

Family threatened over Batman-themed photo shoot on train tracks

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By Matt Naham

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A wife and mother surprised her husband with a superhero photo shoot, featuring her son as Robin, her husband in a Batman suit and herself as a damsel in distress.

The photo shoot, taken by Wisconsin photographer Eric Thiele, was considered one of the cutest in recent memory, but things have turned really ugly, really fast.

Roxanne Daly originally did the photo shoot as a surprise for her husband, Mike, who is a Batman fanatic, but the family has been receiving some disturbing backlash. According to ABC30, “the Dalys say they are receiving threats from people who believe they put themselves and their child in danger — and promoted illegal activity on the train tracks.”

Mike Daly revealed that some keyboard warriors on the Internet were making threats.

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“Some people posted our address online, making threats that they would come in the middle of the night,” he said.

Roxanne Daly even begged her husband to get a hotel room because of the threats.

If you look at Buzzfeed’s comment section, a person named Mike Daly — not confirmed to be him — can be found defending the family’s shoot. This was a week ago.

"Yes, I'm aware people get hit by trains, but show me one incident that does not involve one of these: someone wearing earbuds, someone walking along the track with their back turned, someone trying to beat a train across a track, someone trying to perform a stunt, or a blind curve," he wrote. "This track is clear and straight for miles in both directions. This track has not ever run in the evening in all the years we've been near it. We have never been on the track before, nor will we ever be on it again. Our kids will be aware of the dangers of trains. Had a train approached, we'd have had ample time to move."

The Dalys have notified police about the threats, but the authorities haven’t taken any action as of yet.

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