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.


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.”

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