Drunken “Joker” Arrested in MaineBy: Mike Fossum - October 22, 2013
Police in Pittsfield, Maine arrested a drunken man dressed as the Joker early Sunday morning, after the aspirant Batman villain wrecked his car.
Authorities say 64-year-old Dennis Lalime struck multiple trees and rocks with his 2002 Buick Regal, a little after 2 a.m., though he wasn’t injured. A man with house near the crash called the police, and when they arrived, they found Lalime covered in Joker makeup.
Lalime was returning from a Halloween party in Old Town, and was said to be cooperative.
In related Joker news, mass-murderer James Eagan Holmes has been looking for a ladyfriend. It was recently reported that he’d set up accounts on Match.com and Adultfriendfinder, from behind bars. Oddly, some women go for this sort of thing, and a number of prison groupies do exist.
Holmes had dressed as the Joker as well, during a 2012 massacre at a Aurora, Colorado “Batman” screening. Twelve people were killed, and 70 were injured in the attack. Holmes has since submitted an insanity plea.
The Joker character was created by Jerry Robinson, Bill Finger and Bob Kane, and first appeared in Batman #1, in the spring of 1940. The Joker is portrayed as being a highly intelligent psychopath, with a warped sense of humor. The character was most famously portrayed by the late actor Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight,” which earned him a posthumous Oscar.
With Halloween right around the corner, the Joker didn’t even make the list, as one of the top ten most popular costumes, according to Halloween Express. Batman comes in at number 5, and Spider Man’s “Carnage” comes in at number 1.
Image via the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department.