The Killing Joke

You may find this hard to believe, but a cosplay event at an Australian swingers sex club took an unusual turn earlier this month.

Two people having sex while dressed as the Joker and Harley Quinn were shot by armed police during a raid on a swingers’ party. Officers claimed 35-year-old Dale Ewins, who was dressed as the villain from Batman, was holding a gun.

However the venue in Melbourne, Australia, has accused police of overreacting, saying that the ‘male victim was not holding anything in his hand’, and that the gun on his person was a toy that he had registered as part of his costume.

Zita Sukys, dressed as Harley Quinn, also suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Well, I guess I could see how this misunderstanding could lead to the shooting, and since there were no serious injuries…

Officers shot the man and hit him in the torso after he allegedly pulled out a gun. He was also later tasered.

Wait, what? The Aussies not only shot him, but tased him afterward?? Did they not think that a tad excessive??? God damn, remind me to never visit the Land Down Under.

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4 thoughts on “The Killing Joke

  1. Ive always wondered what security must be like in a modern Comic Con. When you have so many cosplayers carrying faux swords, battle axes, guns, knives, chains, etc. plus the prosthetics, armor etc. which could conceal any number of weapons, how does one maintain any sense of security, other than trusting that all the nerds will be peaceful?

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