MIAMI — They didn’t need to call Batman to bust this joker.
Cops in Miami had no trouble at all taking in a man accused of pointing a gun at passing cars whose face tattoo and dyed green hair gave him an uncanny resemblance the joker character in the Batman movies.
Lawrence Patrick Sullivan, 29, was stopped Tuesday night with a loaded handgun in his pocket after residents had called to complain that a man had been brandishing a gun at motorists, cops said. He was easy to track down due to his facial tattoos.
The police report states that Sullivan told the cops that he had “a gun in my pocket,” but that he didn’t have a concealed weapons permit, “cause it’s expensive.”
Sullivan was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and he was released on $5,000 bond.
He told cops he works as a tattoo model.
Sullivan questioned why he was charged with a felony.
“The gun’s in my name, it’s not a dirty gun. Why they gonna charge me with a felony?” Sullivan told WTVJ-TV after being released.
When reminded he didn’t have a permit for the gun, Sullivan responded, “F**ck the permit. We live in America.”