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Joker Arrested in Virginia, Batman Nowhere To Be Found

Jeremy Putman was nabbed for wearing a mask in public, a felony in Virginia
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 25, 2017 2:59 PM CDT

(Newser) – Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly carrying a sword, the AP reports. Winchester Police Department spokesperson 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, 31, has been charged with wearing a mask in public, a felony that can result in a year in jail. (Read more the Joker stories.)

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