This joker taken se­ri­ously

The Mercury News Weekend - - NEWS -

A “killer clown” has been sen­tenced to 11weeks be­hind bars in Not­ting­hamshire, Eng­land. Damien Ham­mond, 29, is a home­less and job­less man who has taken on the per­sona of Heath Ledger’s The Joker from “The Dark Knight Rises.” He ad­mit­ted towhat po­lice called a “crime­wave” of of­fenses, in­clud­ing ter­ror­iz­ing staff in re­tail stores, wav­ing a gun-shaped cig­a­rette lighter while stand­ing in traf­fic, and strik­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer. He has been banned from cen­tral Not­ting­ham for three years.

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