No one wants to interrupt a Navy SEAL on duty — but radioactive turtles? Not a good way to blend in at Comic-Con, dude.
The Wrap reported Friday that Comic-Con security detail — including Navy SEALS, who are stationed at the base nearby — tried patrolling the halls of the San Diego Convention Center in superhero getups, like Superman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as recently as last year.
“Problem is, they wanted to blend in, and people kept wanting pics,” an insider with knowledge of the security efforts told TheWrap. “Made it hard on them.”
For that reason, they’re not going with the costumes this year, the person said — but there’s plenty of security around to protect the more than 160,000 attendees at Comic-Con (most of whom wouldn’t blink at the sight of a heavily armed soldier walking by, let’s be honest).
The Wrap says this year’s massive security detail consists of SEALs, the FBI, Homeland Security and local law enforcement. Not all in uniform — but definitely none are in Turtles costumes.