Europe having become too hot for him, jewel thief Michael Baffle flees to the United States. As society columnist Charles Courtly, he is invited to the best homes, which he cases, so that he can later return and rob them. Circumstantial evidence leads Bruce Wayne's sometime girlfriend Linda Page to think Courtly is actually The Batman, until she notices his sandpapered fingertips and names him as the thief. Baffle and Batman fight with swords, but when Batman slips, Baffle courteously pauses the fight. When the swordfight turns into a fist-fight, and Baffle hears others coming, he leaps from a balcony and is never seen from again.