No Joke

BUSTI – A man dressed as the Joker from the Batman films has been charged following a drunken incident Sunday at a Lakewood restaurant.

The Lakewood-Busti Police Department in a news release said Aaron A. Chase, 24, walked into the Applebee’s Restaurant on Fairmount Avenue around 10:45 p.m. Police said Chase was dressed in all black, wearing a green wig and paint on his face similar to the Joker in Batman.

Police said Chase, who sat at the bar and wanted to be served, was intoxicated and had no money. The subject allegedly acted strange and began harassing people at the bar. Chase was asked to leave several times but refused to do so.

Chase was charged with trespassing and was issued an appearance ticket. He was transported to WCA Hospital for a mental evaluation.