LOS ANGELES (CBS) Superman is fighting crime on the streets of Hollywood, but it’s no movie. KCAL’s Rita Garcia learned how the “man of steel” saved the day for one local business owner.

Christopher Dennis, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the late actor Christopher Reeve, is being hailed a real-life superhero. Dennis spends his days on Hollywood Boulevard greeting tourists and taking pictures.

“I do this for that — the smiles,” he told KCAL9.

His crime-fighting adventure began on the job when a thief approached him – not for a picture, but armed with a collector’s item, a one-of-a-kind storyboard signed by Jack O’Halloran, who plays “Non” in “Superman II.”

It’s worth up to $800, but the thief attempted to sell it to Dennis for just $20.

“I knew it was stolen and I knew exactly where he’d gotten it from,” said Dennis.

The item was stolen from the Tinseltown Movie Location where the general manager, Derek O’Donnell, discovered broken glass and a bare wall earlier that day.

“Superman immediately came right here, put it in the bag, put it outside our door,” said O’Donnell.

Dennis knew where it came from because he frequents the museum.

“This stuff is not for sale,” said Dennis. “This is like a little museum.”

Of course, he admits there were no “super powers” involved in his efforts, just a little superhero that should be in all of us.

“If you know something is stolen and you know where it came from, return it to its rightful owner,” said Dennis.

As for the thief, O’Donnell told KCAL9 he actually had the suspect’s contact information on file since he’d been in earlier – asking for a job.

Comments (28)
  1. The Truth says:

    This is one of the worst articles I’ve ever read on this site. Not only does it seem like it was written by a high school freshman, do they not have editors anymore on the website? “Dennis knew WERE the storyboard came from” are you freaking kidding me?
    Fire this person who wrote the article.

  2. Nicolas Cruz says:

    Thank you~
    grammer police !

    1. bounce says:

      Oh, the irony…

      1. Melissa O says:


  3. Mike_88 says:

    They will write about anything to get these 10 ads up :/

  4. Colleen says:

    You people are so judgmental! It’s obvious that it was a keying error not a grammar error. The “h” was left off, so someone didn’t proofread the story after typing it. However, it’s refreshing to read a story other than murders, and rapes.

    It’s amazing how many of you think that you are perfect!

  5. Jack says:

    “I do this for that- the smiles” My @ss! You do it for the $ you want to take to pose for the picture

  6. Dan Storm says:

    What is the correct link to SHARE this story??? When I click share it shows me a completely different video

  7. Joseph zelenis says:

    only in LA.

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