Jeremy Putman is not your typical Batman fan, especially of the Joker. He feels that he's a real-life Joker with tattoos themed after the character.
"I thought why just be a fan when I can be the actual person,” Putman said. “But not like a lunatic like he is. But more of a funny type."
FOX 5 met with Putman after his arraignment on a charge of wearing a mask in public.
In the state of Virginia where he lives, the law states:
“Basically it is a crime in Virginia to cover your face or use anything that will hide your identity out in public unless it falls under certain situations -- such as during Halloween or anybody under the age of 16 -- it doesn’t apply to," said Winchester Police Capt. Doug Watson.
Putman is now barred from wearing face paint that some in the community and the Winchester Police Department found to be rather disturbing.