Gotham City Police Bulletin The citizens of Gotham City are advised this evening that the criminal known only as "the Joker" has escaped from Arkham Asylum as of 2:35 this morning. As most Gothamites are aware, the Joker is considered the most dangerous, maniacal and unpredictable example of the new breed of criminals that have invaded our city in the past few years. He has been incarcerated in the Arkham Asylum facility for the criminally insane, sentenced there for multiple counts of murder, manslaughter, arson, destruction of public property, public endangerment, vandalism, indecent exposure, libel and various traffic violations.
GCPD units are on the lookout for the Joker, who is a Caucasian male appearing to be in his mid-30's, approximately 6'1" tall and weighing approximately one hundred eighty-five pounds. The Joker is most commonly seen wearing red lipstick and blacked-out eyes over white face paint, along with green hair coloring. He favors clothing in shades of purple and green, but has also been known to wear other disguises. The Joker is most easily identified by the ragged scars on each side of his face.
The GCPD warns citizens that under no circumstances are they to attempt to make contact with the Joker or draw any attention to themselves if he is spotted. If you see the Joker, please leave the area and dial 911 immediately. Officers encountering the Joker should not attempt to engage the fugitive without sufficient back-up.
Consider the Joker at all times to be heavily armed and extremely dangerous. The GCPD cannot stress enough how unbalanced and deadly this individual has proven to be, and implores the citizenry to stay as far from the Joker as possible, but not to panic. The GCPD assures Gotham City that it will have the fugitive in custody soon, and offers no further comment.
-Bulletin presented to all Gotham City news outlets at 7:18 AM by the office of Police Commissioner James Gordon.
OOC: Howdy y'all! This is, of course, the Joker of Batman universe fame. Canon-wise, we'll say that he's about 75% the "Nolan-verse" version of the new movies (post The Dark Knight), 15% the animated series version and 10% the comic canon version. And, as it should be clear, he's utterly off his rocker, and a homicidal madman to boot. I, however, am much nicer.