Carl Smikers was a suspect in the Balloonman case.


At somepoint, he acquired a massive gambling debt. A month prior to the start of The Balloonman murders, Carl Smikers stole four air-balloons from his then-current employer Jimmy, and proceeded to sell them to Davis Lamond to pay off his debts. These actions later were the motive behind his interrogation by Detectives Gordon and Bullock.[1]


Season 1


  1. Stephens, John (writer) & Downs, Dermott (director) (October 6, 2014). "The Balloonman". Gotham. Season 1. Episode 3. FOX.
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