Man Carrying A Sword, Dressed As Joker Arrested In Virginia

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) – Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly carrying a sword.

Winchester Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Hall said in a news release that the department got several 911 calls Friday afternoon reporting a man made up as Batman’s nemesis. He was wearing a cape and carrying a sword.

jeremy putman joker arrest Man Carrying A Sword, Dressed As Joker Arrested In Virginia

(Photo Credit: Winchester Police Department)

Thirty-one-year-old Jeremy Putman has been charged with wearing a mask in public, a felony that can result in a year in jail.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Putman has a lawyer.

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