US state police arrest joker dressed as ‘Batman villain’
VIRGINIA: Police in the US State Virginia have arrested a man dressed as Batman villain ‘The Joker’, scaring people in the neighborhood.
Police received several calls about him walking around with a sword.
The Winchester Police Department said its Emergency Communications Center received several calls about a “suspicious male” dressed as The Joker — specifically, the incarnation played by Heath Ledger in 2008’s The Dark Knight — walking along city roads while wearing a black cape and carrying a sword.
The man was intercepted by officers on South Pleasant Valley Road.
“Please remember — it is a Felony to wear a mask or cover your face in public,” police said in a Facebook post.
Jeremy Putman, 31, was charged with wearing a mask in public and taken to the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center in lieu of $2,000 bond.