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Father's Day photo shoot goes viral, draws criticism and threats to family

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A wife surprised her husband with a family photo shoot, that has now caused some controversy.

The Wisconsin woman surprised her husband with the photo shoot featuring him as the ‘Caped Crusader.'

They posted the photos, which were meant to be a Father's Day gift, online and were surprised by the responses.

"Yeah. I was really nervous because it was actually a surprise,” said Roxanne Daly, who set up the photo shoot for her husband Mike, who is a Batman fan.

The photo shoot featured her husband dressed as the Dark Knight, and his son Finn as the Boy Wonder, Robin.

Roxanne Daly was dressed as the damsel in distress.

The photos were an immediate hit with friends and family.

"Literally it exploded within minutes,” Roxanne Daly said.

Within hours it went viral.

"It had 200,000 Likes when we woke up the next morning,” said Mike Daly.

With all of the attention came criticism, saying the Dalys were putting themselves and their baby in harm's way and promoting illegal activity.

They said that is when it began to spiral out of control.

"Some people posted our address on the internet, made threats, say that they are going to show up at our house in the middle of the night,” Mike Daly said.

“I was begging him to go to a hotel for the night because I was terrified,” Roxanne Daly said.

According to Wisconsin law, only railroad workers can walk along or on the train tracks.

However the family said they had no idea about that and never thought it would come to this.

"These people were doing it in the name of advocating train safety, but putting us out there... almost encouraging people to come and harm us,” Mike Daly said.

"My main objective was just to surprise mike with a cool photo shoot and memories we can keep forever," Roxanne Daly said.

The Daly's said they made police aware of the photos and threats. Authorities have not taken action.

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