With a nation of moviegoers on edge Friday night following the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, a Michigan man makes the ill-fated decision to dress as the Batman character, "The Joker" in an attempt to steal movie memorabilia.

The attempted robbery happened in the small south-central Michigan city of Three Rivers.

Detective Mike Mohney said Monday 20-year-old Spencer Taylor of Three Rivers has been booked for investigation of larceny and malicious destruction of property.

Taylor is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 5 in St. Joseph County District Court.


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