ByMatthew Bailey, writer at Creators.co
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It sounds like a scene out of a comic book — but when police shot at the Joker and Harley Quinn mid-coitus in Melbourne, Australia, Commissioner Gordon had nothing to do with it.

Last Saturday, two cosplayers attended the nightclub Inflation for the "Saints & Sinner Ball," billed as "Australia's raunchiest party" and an "erotic fancy dress ball" for "broadminded adults." (Costumes were required to attend the orgy.) The couple dressed as the Clown Prince of Crime and Harleen Quinzel — but their costumes were so convincing that fellow swingers mistook them for actual villains and called the police, due to the Joker's plastic toy gun.

When 40 police officers arrived on the scene at 3:41 a.m., they mistook the Joker cosplayer's prop weapon for the real thing and proceeded to shoot him. According to the police, they opened fire because the Joker cosplayer removed the toy gun from the front of his pants and aimed it at them.

However, the club owner, Martha Tsamis, denied on Facebook that the Joker held a toy gun at the time of the police shooting, and instead was in the middle of a sex act:

"Venue staff have stated that the male victim was not holding anything in his hand. Rather he was in a compromising position with his female partner, which is a normal activity with the nature of this event."

A bullet grazed the Harley cosplayer's leg. The couple were rushed to the hospital, with the male cosplayer in critical condition. Doctors stabilized him, and the female cosplayer didn't sustain any serious injuries.

Fortunately, both the Joker and Harley cosplayers survived the night — and now they'll have a lifetime of asking friends, “You wanna know how I got these scars?"

(Source: The Age)

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