WINCHESTER, Va. (AP/WNCN) – Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and was carrying a sword, officials said.
The arrest Friday afternoon came after police received several similar reports over the last week, officials said in a news release.
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 arrested around 2 p.m. 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.
Putman is being held at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center under a $2,000 secured bond.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether Putman has a lawyer.