Police: Knife-wielding man in ‘Joker’ makeup menaced teens in Haddon Township

A man dressed in Joker makeup is accused of waving a knife in a menacing manner at a group of teens.

News 12 Staff

Jun 25, 2020, 7:45 PM

Updated 1,389 days ago

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Police: Knife-wielding man in ‘Joker’ makeup menaced teens in Haddon Township
A man who had raised concerns by walking around a southern New Jersey town dressed as “The Joker” while clad in the movie character’s makeup is now accused of “menacingly waving” a pocketknife at some teenagers as he drove past the group.
Authorities say 25-year-old Assoumou Diby, of Haddon Township, was arrested on a weapons charge shortly after the incident occurred Tuesday.
Camden County prosecutors say several people had contacted Haddon police about the man in recent days, but authorities said he wasn't breaking any laws just by dressing as the character.
Diby faces one charge of unlawful possession of a weapon. He is expected to appear in court on July 16.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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