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Man Carrying a Sword, Dressed as Joker Arrested in Virginia

Thirty-one-year-old Jeremy Putman has been charged with wearing a mask in public, a felony that can result in a year in jail

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    Man Carrying a Sword, Dressed as Joker Arrested in Virginia
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    This photo provided by the Winchester Police Department shows Jeremy Putman, who police in Winchester, Va., arrested Friday, March 24, 2017, after callers reported seeing him walking, wearing a cape, carrying a sword and made up as the Batman villain the Joker.

    Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly carrying a sword. 

    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 wearing a cape and carrying a sword. 

    Thirty-one-year-old Jeremy Putman has been charged with wearing a mask in public, a felony that can result in a year in jail. 

    It wasn't immediately clear whether Putman has a lawyer.

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