Austin, TX. - A local man claims to have been attacked by the masked vigilante known only as Rorschach. The alleged attack occurred at approximately midnight in the parking lot of a North Austin movie theater. While claims of such attacks have increased over the last month in cities across the nation, the victim in this case was able to escape with both his life and photographic evidence.
The victim, who asked not to be named, had just left the theater where, ironically enough, he had just seen the Watchmen film, which depicts the Rorschach character as well as a number of other costumed crime fighters. "I was just walking to my car when somebody knocked me down. I saw this dark figure jump on top of me and he just started walin' on me. He was mumbling some crazy s--t, like 'Communists, whores, politicians, they could have followed in the footsteps of great men like my father or Alan Moore.' Stuff like that."
The victim added, "He seemed pissed. I don't know why he was so mad at me though. What'd I do? Who's Alan Moore?"
During the attack, the victim managed to pull his camera from his pocket and snap the picture shown above, which he claims to be a closeup of Rorschach. Images of this enigmatic antihero are extremely rare. Its authenticity has not been verified, though some doubt has been cast based on the fact that the victim's injuries were minimal. Rorschach is known for being one of the most brutal and ruthless vigilantes working the streets today. And since the passage of the Keene Act outlawing masked vigilantism, he is one of the few left.
No motive has been established for the attack. The victim stated further, "It's too bad, I really enjoyed the movie. I had thought about reading the book, but after this, I just don't know."