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Colorado Student Arrested After Wearing ‘Joker’ Mask to Movies

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By HVnews on November 12, 2012

Thinking about showing up to a Colorado movie theater in a Joker mask?

Know this: It’s still way too soon.

An unnamed 17-year-old wore the mask and a clown hat to a Sunday night showing inside one of the movie theaters at Twenty Ninth Street. The part-time University of Colorado-Boulder student, who was arrested, admitted to police he knew all about the July 20th shooting in Aurora, Colorado, where alleged gunman James Holmes killed 12 people and injured another 58 at a late-night showing of The Dark Knight Rises.

Boulder’s Daily Camera has more:

The suspect told police that he wore the mask to Century Boulder Theater, 1710 29th St., to scare his friends and said he wanted to dress as the “Joker” next year for Halloween. He was carrying the mask and hat in a shopping bag when police approached him, according to the police department.

While there were no weapons or threats and nobody was injured, five people who reported the incident told police they felt imminent fear for their personal safety and ran out of the theater, according to investigators.

The 17-year-old faces five counts of misdemeanor menacing.

The suspect was taken to juvenile detention.

What say you, public: Still too soon? Fun is forever canceled? A weapon is something to go running from, not a mask? Weigh in below.

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