- Created on Friday, 07 April 2017 23:00
*- Virginia Police Arrest Sword-Carrying Joker -*
Police in Virginia said they arrested a man dressed as Batman villain The Joker after receiving several calls about him walking around with a sword. The Winchester Police Department said it received several calls about 2 p.m. Friday about a "suspicious male" dressed as The Joker walking along city roads while wearing a black cape and carrying a sword. Apparently Batman has never been popular in Winchester as The Joker has never worn a cape or used a sword. Nevertheless, 31-year-old Jeremy Putman was arrested and charged with wearing a mask in public. It is odd that he was charged with wearing a mask in public and not carrying a weapon, but the police reminded the public in a Facebook post about the arrest, "Please remember -- it is a Felony to wear a mask or cover your face in public."