Lawrence Sullivan has been dubbed “The Joker” because of his facial tattoos and lime green hair… as well as criminal record. Sullivan has been arrested for the second time this week, this time on marijuana charges.
The criminal 29-year-old was arrested earlier in the week for possession of an illegal gun, after parking on a highway and pointing it at people. Police received several phone calls about the incident.
Sullivan actually praised the police officers that arrested him and told the judge that they were really respectful towards him, even after he let police know he had an illegal gun on him.
The Daily Mail reports:
Witnesses described the perpetrator as having bright-green hair and striking facial tattoos that made him look like the Joker character played by the late Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight blockbuster.
By the time Miami-Dade police arrived on the scene, the gun-toting mystery man had vanished, but it did not take officers long to spot him walking out the front gate of the Hammocks Place apartment complex.
Sullivan let one of the arresting officers know he had a gun in his pocket.
The cop then reached into the pocket and seized a Smith & Wesson handgun loaded with six rounds, according to NBC Miami.
According to an arrest report, Sullivan, who described his occupation as a ‘tattoo model,’ told the officer he did not have a concealed carry permit for the firearm because ‘it’s too expensive’.
Sullivan was then booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on a charge of carrying a concealed firearm. He remained jailed last Wednesday on a $5,000 bond.
‘If I was waving a gun, yeah, I will admit it. I was not waving a gun. Did I have a gun in my pocket? Yes and I want to be safe,’ Sullivan told CBS News.
He also said that he was ‘treated like a celebrity inside’ before bonding out of jail.
Sullivan told the station that thought the cops who arrested him were really ‘respectful’.
‘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 said.
His family told CBS that his tattoos represent his artistic side.
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,’ his mother said.
Sullivan’s most recent booking photo puts his elaborate body art on full display, including bloody stitches on each side of his mouth, making it appear as if his cheeks had been sliced open and then sewn up; a small cross; a teardrop; the word ‘Joker’ etched into his forehead, as well as the Batman symbol with the words, ‘F*** Batman.’
‘Ha, Ha, Ha’ is tattooed below his right eye and there’s a ‘666’ carved in front of his right ear.