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At first glance I assumed a member of Congress had left the reservation. Not so:

A 31-year-old man in Virginia was arrested and charged with wearing a mask in public Friday after he was spotted walking around dressed as the iconic comic book supervillain the Joker, police said.

Police in Winchester — located about 75 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. — said the Winchester Emergency Communications Center received “several calls” around 2 p.m. on Friday of a suspicious male wearing a black cape and carrying a sword walking around the city.

Jeremy Putman was charged with wearing a mask in public, a felony that could land him in jail for up to five years, the Winchester Police Department said in a statement.


Winchester, VA P.D.

Don’t they know the real super criminals are in D.C.? And how does painting your face warrant a five-year felony? No sense – this guy or the law. Ah, well. Why so serious?