Joker Impersonator Arrested By Police

“The Joker” no match for Winchester Police in Virginia

A few days ago, we introduced you to a man dressed as Batman helping to shovel snow in Montreal, Canada. For every action there is an equal an opposite reaction.

Jeremy Putman
Photo courtesy of Winchester Police Department

Jeremy Putman, 31, was arrested on Friday, March 24 by police in Winchester, Virginia. Local 911 respondents received calls of a suspicious male dressed as “The Joker,” wearing a cape and welding a sword.

Putman’s alleged charges include wearing a mask in public, which is a Class 6 Felony and could face five years in jail. Police received several reports a “Joker” menace, and believe Putman to be the only suspect.

It looks like Putman was trying to channel Heath Ledger, the posthumous actor who portrayed the Joker in The Dark Knight (2008).

Putman is currently being held at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center pending $2,000 bond. There is no word in the report about the suspect facing charges for the mentioned sword.

Kevin Gunn

Kevin is married with 4 children and 4 grandchildren. He loves all things related to DC Comics, even those movies that get a bad rep like "Batman & Robin" and "Catwoman." Kevin is the Editor in Chief of Dark Knight News. He has a degree in Communication, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration. His favorite DC hero and villain are Black Lightning (though Batman is a close second) and Black Manta respectively. Kevin tries to exemplify being a hero everyday by helping others. Something interesting about him: he was a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune." Follow Kevin on Twitter - @captsigma