Police have just arrested a man for pointing a loaded gun at passing cars. Unlike other suspects, however, this man was dressed like the Joker character from the film “The Dark Knight.”
“I didn’t really feel like signing the paperwork…I’m really not in the mood.” These were the words of 29-year old Lawrence Patrick Sullivan as he faced a Judge Maria Espinosa Dennis in bond court. he also displayed the same bizarre behavior even at the time of his arrest.
On Tuesday night, Miami-Dade police took Sullivan into custody after receiving reports of a man with green hair and tattoos on the face pointing a gun at passing vehicles. When they responded to the scene at the 15200 block of Southwest 104th Street, they found Sullivan walking right out of the front gates of the Hammocks Place Apartments. When an officer patted down the suspect, Sullivan reportedly told him, “I have a gun in my pocket.” And when asked for his concealed weapons permit, Sullivan replied, “I don’t have a permit ’cause it’s expensive.” Meanwhile, the officer did find a Smith & Wesson handgun in Sullivan’s pocket. It had six rounds in the magazine. According to his arrest affidavit, Sullivan is reportedly a “tattoo model.”
According to a report from the Miami Herald, police charged Sullivan with carrying a concealed firearm on Wednesday morning. Following the charge, authorities booked him into the Turner Guilford Knight correctional center.
Meanwhile, in a footage of his bond hearing from Rise: Miami News, the judge confirmed that Sullivan is “declining services.” The judge later set his bond at $5,000. According to a report from CBS News, Sullivan’s sister has said that she was going to post bond.
Suspect’s family speaks out.
According to Sullivan’s family, Sullivan has never had a similar incident in the past. “I’m his mother, and I don’t believe he would have done something like that,” Roxanna Sullivan, the suspect’s mother, remarked. “I feel terrible and this is something where he should have known better,” the suspect’s sister, Monica Sullivan, also said.
The records show, however, that Sullivan has had trouble with the law before. Four years ago, Sullivan had been arrested for a marijuana charge.