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Joker lookalike accused of waving loaded gun at Miami cars

The Joker Image copyright Miami-Dade Police
Image caption Cancel the Bat-Signal - Lawrence Sullivan, 29, told a Florida judge he lives with his mother

A US man dressed as Batman villain The Joker has been arrested after waving a loaded gun at drivers outside a Florida apartment block, say police.

Lawrence Sullivan, 29, allegedly had a Smith & Wesson handgun with six bullets in the magazine on Tuesday night.

He admitted carrying a gun, but said, "I don't have a permit cuz it's expensive", according to a Miami-Dade police report.

He is charged with carrying a concealed firearm.

On Wednesday morning he told a Florida judge he lives with his mother and works as a "tattoo model".

He is being held in jail on a bail sum of $5,000 (£3,900).

Mr Sullivan has one prior conviction for cannabis possession, according to records.

He is not the first fan of the Caped Crusader's arch-enemy to fall foul of the law recently.

In March, police in Winchester, Virginia, charged a Joker lookalike for wearing a mask in public.

Thirty-one-year-old Jeremy Putman was arrested after several witnesses saw him walking down a street with a sword.

He was held in custody on a $2,000 bail bond.

Image copyright Winchester Police
Image caption Jeremy Putman, 31, was arrested in Virginia for wearing a mask in public

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