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Judge Dismisses ‘Joker’ Workplace Threat Case

A judge on Tuesday dismissed charges against a Maryland man who police said called himself a “joker” and told a co-worker that he planned to kill his boss and commit mass violence.


File photo of the Joker as played by Heath Ledger (Photo Credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Orders GPS Monitoring For ‘Joker’

A judge has ordered GPS monitoring for a Maryland man accused of calling himself a “joker” while phoning in a threat to his workplace.


Heath Ledger appears on screen in his role as the Joker in 'The Dark Knight,' the second movie the newest trilogy of Batman movies. On July 20, 70 people were shot and 12 killed by a gunman attacking Batman fans at the premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises." (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Md. Man Made Threat, ‘Joker’ Reference

A week after the Colorado movie theater massacre, a Maryland man was taken into custody when police said he made a “joker” reference and threatened to shoot up a business he was being fired from.