September 06, 2012
Melbourn, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - Christopher Sides, a 21-year-old Florida man was jailed Wednesday after he allegedly showed up to a movie theater dressed as the joker and paced nervously in front of the theater complex.
Not a wise thing to do when you have a warrant for your arrest.
According to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to a theater in Melbourn after a man called 911 to report that someone dressed as 'The Joker' was pacing nervously in front of the theater.
Deputies arrived to find a man dressed as "The Joker" walking out to the parking lot.
Witnesses say the man, identified as Christopher Sides, arrived to the theater with pink hair and Joker-inspired make up. The make-up was similar to that of James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" about a month ago.
Sides reportedly paced nervously in front of the theater before going inside to purchase a ticket for "Expendables 2." A moviegoer standing in line for a ticket grew suspicious and contacted theater management.
Sides was apprehended on an unrelated warrant for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charge. He was found unarmed and told police that he had no knowledge of the recent Colorado massacre.
Sides' mother told local media that the police should have never been called because no laws were broken. She stated that her son is mentally challenged, views everyone as a friend and has been wearing face paint since he was a child.
Sides was booked into the Brevard County Jail on the prior warrant. Bond in his case has been set at $5,500.
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Posted by Danny Vice at 8:37:00 PM
Christopher Sides - Jailed After Arriving To Theater Wearing Pink Hair And 'Joker' Style Make Up