'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
'Joker' Busted at Fla. Theater
Sides told police he was at the theater to see "The Expendables 2."   (Melbourne Police Department)

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. (Read more the Joker stories.)

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