'Joker' Busted at Fla. Theater
But man in make-up was no threat, cops say
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 6, 2012 12:55 AM CDT
Updated Sep 6, 2012 1:29 AM CDT
Sides told police he was at the theater to see "The Expendables 2."   (Melbourne Police Department)

(Newser) – In the wake of the Dark Knight Rises shooting, turning up at a movie theater looking like the Joker is a good way to attract the attention of the police, a Florida man discovered. A concerned moviegoer called the cops when he saw a man with black, white, and red makeup and pink hair pacing outside a Brevard County theater, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Christopher Sides, 21, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a previous misdemeanor offense. Police say he had no weapon, made no threats, and did not cause a disturbance.

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mikech
Sep 6, 2012 12:44 PM CDT
Too soon man. Way too soon. http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9t8gpVIEv1ruwe50o1_500.jpg
Berzelius
Sep 6, 2012 12:13 PM CDT
What a dumbass. Who would fail to appear for a misdemeanor. You're going to get fined and maybe a year or 2 of probation. Way less than you will get for not appearing.
bubbahotep
Sep 6, 2012 11:32 AM CDT
"He had no weapon, made no threats, and did not cause a disturbance." It was also discovered later that his brain was missing.