State Police help superheroes get to child's party
HOOKSETT — Two superheroes whose powers didn’t include auto repair got some help from a New Hampshire state trooper on Sunday morning.
New Hampshire State Police Trooper Mark Suttmeier came to the rescue when "Wonder Woman" and "Captain America" were stranded on the side of Interstate 93 with a broken-down vehicle and a child’s birthday party to get to in Hooksett.
It was up to Suttmeier to turn superhero and save the day.
“Trooper Suttmeier wanted to make sure the kids at the birthday party weren’t disappointed, so he helped them complete the mission and took them the rest of the way,” Sgt. Tom Lencki told the New Hampshire Union Leader on Sunday. “I understand everyone was very excited when they arrived. The kids got to see the superheroes, and they got to see the cruiser pull up” under the command of Trooper Suttmeier.
Like true superheroes, the identities of Captain America and Wonder Woman remained a mystery Sunday evening, although a photo of the prized party guests posing next to Suttmeier’s cruiser made national headlines after New Hampshire State Police released it Sunday.
There was also no word on who had the happiest of birthdays in Hooksett when the crimefighters showed up at the party.
Suttmeier was a little surprised when he pulled up to the car and a man and woman dressed in full superhero attire emerged.
Lencki said New Hampshire state police is always happy to assist any other members of the Avengers or Justice League should they find themselves in need of a super colleague.
“We’re ready,” Lencki said.
— Union Leader staff writer Paul Feely contributed to this report