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Man carrying sword, dressed as The Joker arrested in Virginia

Posted at 1:22 PM, Mar 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-25 13:52:19-04

WINCHESTER, Va. – The Winchester Police Department arrested a man dressed as “The Joker,” a fictional supervillain featured in Batman comics.

On Friday around 2 p.m., police received several calls regarding a suspicious man walking around the city wearing face paint, a black cape and carrying a sword. Police say they received several similar reports over the last week.

Jeremy Putman, 31, was charged with wearing a mask in public, a class six felony that is punishable with up to five years in jail.

He is being held at Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center under a $2,000 secured bond.

Officers do not believe there are any additional suspects.