A recent incident in Australia tells us about how a couple dressed as The Joker and Harley Quinn, fictitious villains of the Batman, were shot by the police at a swingers party while they were having sex.
In a report by Unilad, we learn that the pair was at Melbourne’s Inflation nightclub to attend a ‘Saints and Sinners’ party. The said event encourages attendees to dress up in costumes and “engage in adult fantasies”.
Dale Edwins and Zita Sukys arrived at the event dressed up as the iconic DC villains.
Eventually, however, the police received reports about a man in the party who was spotted carrying a gun. The authorities quickly responded and raided the venue.
Cops later arrived at Inflation, a Melbourne nightclub, and shot the couple.
Upon their arrival, 35-year-old Dale Edwins, who dressed as The Joker, was seen holding a replica gun, said the club security. He was immediately gunned down and was brought to the Royal Melbourne Hospital afterwards. The Unilad article tells us that he was in a “critical condition but was later stabilized”.
Zita Sukys, who was dressed as Harley Quinn, was also taken to The Alfred hospital after suffering from a non-fatal leg gunshot.
Actor Jared Leto as The Joker and actress Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in the movie Suicide Squad.
Meanwhile, one witness told a local paper that the couple “were engaged in a sexual act in front of other event-goers,” Metro reported.
Club owner Martha Tsamis was totally unhappy about the said incident and she wrote a Facebook post to address the matter.
“Security verified that a plastic toy accessory was displayed to, and passed by security and this information was given to police on arrival.
“No patron at the event came to us to inform our staff or security of this concern but apparently made an anonymous triple zero call to police.
“Staff and security have vehemently stated that at no time did they make a call to police for assistance, or indeed, saw the need to.
“Security had no concerns prior to the incident, and advised police on attendance that they were more than happy to deal with any issues.
“But police rejected this advice, stormed in, fired three shots, and a taser, with the outcome being two people suffering from serious gunshot wounds.”
She also continued:
“Obviously, this matter will require further investigation but on the evidence available to us, police have over reacted to an anonymous phone call, ignored the advice of security who did not believe there was no incident that required anything more than clarification.”