Florida 'Joker' arrested, but not by Batman

Posted at 4:25 AM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2019-05-22 18:09:40-04

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A tattoo model who resembles the Batman villain the Joker has been arrested for a probation violation concerning a handgun.

Lawrence Sullivan, 30, of Gulfport, was arrested Tuesday at home by a probation officer and was being held Wednesday in the Pinellas County jail.

Jail records did not indicate how Sullivan violated his probation or a bail amount.

His probation stemmed from his arrest on May 23, 2017, by Miami Dade County Police after he allegedly pointed a handgun at passing vehicles and was charged with carrying a concealed firearm. Afterward, his mugshot became famous on the internet.

Jail records described Sullivan's scars, marks and tattos: "multi, brass knuckles, rose, red, 420, potleaf, 666, joker, sword, cross, skull, eye, TKZ, devil, grim reaper, freddy."