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Christopher Sides was arrested in a Melbourne, Florida, movie theater.

Christopher Sides was arrested in a Melbourne, Florida, movie theater.

(CNN) — Police arrested a man wearing “Joker” makeup at a Florida movie theater Wednesday after someone reported the man acting suspiciously, the Melbourne Police Department said.

When police arrived at the Premiere Theatre, they found 21-year-old Christopher Sides with his face painted like the Joker from the Batman movies and his hair dyed pink.

They discovered a warrant for his arrest for failure to appear on a previous misdemeanor charge and took him into custody, police said.

The incident caused extra concern because of the July shooting at a Colorado movie theater in which suspect James Holmes, with his hair dyed various shades of orange, identified himself to police as the Joker. The shooting happened at the premiere of the latest Batman movie and left 12 people dead.

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