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Updated Nov 12, 2012 - 10:59 pm

Colo. teen arrested for wearing Joker mask in theater

A 17-year-old man was arrested by Boulder, Colo. police Sunday evening after wearing a clown hat and "Joker" mask inside a movie theater.

According to dailycamera, police arrested the teenage suspect on suspicion of menacing.

He told police that he was aware of the Aurora shooting that happened over the summer. He also told police that he wore the mask as a joke to scare his friends.

He was reportedly found carrying the mask and hat in a shopping bag when the police approached him.

Although no weapons were found, five people who ran out of theater told police they felt imminent fear for their safety.

The suspect face five counts of misdemeanor menacing. He was taken to juvenile detention.

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