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Jeremy Garnier, who dressed as Joker and made a terrorist threat got a prison sentence

A convicted felon in Missouri who was dressed as The Joker and livestreamed threats to bomb and kill people was sentenced to 60 days in jail on Friday. He will get credit for the several months he spent in jail before being caught.

After Jeremy Garnier, 51, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of making a terrorist threat, he was given a sentence. The charge for the March 2020 incident was changed from a felony to a misdemeanor.

Jeremy Garnier made threats while on a livestream.
Jeremy Garnier, who dressed up as the "Joker" was sentenced to jail on Friday / University City Police Department

Garnier told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he never meant to make a threat. He pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor to avoid spending many more months in jail.

"I sounded like The Joker," Garnier said in a phone interview on Saturday. "I played the part. Everyone knew it was a joke and that I didn't mean to follow through on my threat."
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Garnier told the Post-Dispatch that he spent more than 20 years in federal and state prison for stealing from a credit union and committing other crimes in the 1980s to pay for his crack habit. He said that he is now clean and that he wants to use his fame to bring attention to the opioid crisis.

He said he had another hard lesson to learn.

He told her, "Think before you act." "What you do has consequences. People took it seriously, no matter how silly or funny I thought it was."

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