Lawrence Patrick Sullivan, A Florida Man Resembling The Joker, Arrested For Waving Gun At Drivers
Florida man Lawrence Patrick Sullivan, 29, was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly waving a gun at drivers in Miami. He also is reminiscent of Batman character The Joker.
JOKER LOOK-A-LIKE ARRESTED FOR CARRYING WEAPON
Sullivan sports green hair and many face tattoos, including ones that resemble cuts and stitches coming out of the corners of his mouth, a signature look of the Joker. He also has the Joker symbol one one side of his forehead, and a Batman symbol on the other.
The man was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and was bonded out of jail by his family for $5,000. In a court appearance on Wednesday, Sullivan declined the judge’s offer to be assigned a public defender. “I don’t even feel like signing the paperwork right now, I am not in the mood for that,” was his reply. He also said he was treated “like a celebrity inside” of the jailhouse. “I was on the psych floor ’cause I take medications,” he said.
“Ask the police officers that arrested me how polite I was, did not curse them. They treated me real respectful. They are really good cops,” he continued. Sullivan’s family says he is an entertainer and is not a violent person. “He’s a very goodhearted person, he doesn’t look for any problems,” his sister Monica Sullivan told a radio station WFOR-Ch. 4. “He’s a good kid. You know. He has a lot of tattoos. But he’s a nice kid with some problems. He is mentally disabled and is handicapped.”
Sullivan told channel WSVN-Ch. 7 that he decided to tattoo his entire face after he went through a really rough time, especially after a good friend of his died. “I was really depressed, sad, drinking, doing a lot of drugs and really a depressed state at that point in my life so I just tatted my whole face to forget about how I used to look,” he described.
According to police officers, Sullivan explained that he did not have a concealed weapons permit for his Smith & Wesson .380 because he could not afford the fees. “If I was waving a gun, yeah, I will admit it. I was not waving a gun,” Sullivan said. “Did I have a gun in my pocket? Yes and I want to be safe.”