Since the start of October, the residents of Wasco, California have been on alert for sightings of a ghoulish clown, or clowns, in some situations brandishing a weapon, which has already landed one teen copycat in jail.
With Halloween nonetheless two weeks away, it’s already a secure guess what the preferred costume in a number of California cities will appear to be: A horrifying clown with flaming purple hair, blackened eyes, and brilliant yellow overalls; a bit like Ronald McDonald meets Stephen King in a nightmare.
Although some residents have made a sport of trying to find the creepy clown to be able to put up his picture to social media, others will not be taking the brand new stranger to town so flippantly.
In the close by town of Bakersfield, police grew to become involved over the sightings after it collected 16 studies of the clown brandishing numerous weapons.
“We’ve been having sightings all over the city,” Bakersfield Police Lt. Jason Matson informed Reuters. “They range from anywhere from a guy carrying a gun to a guy carrying a knife running up to houses.”
Bakersfield police arrested a 14-year-old boy on Thursday who they are saying was scary kids, Bakersfieldnow.com reported.
However, the police in Wasco don’t appear overly alarmed by the ghoulish sightings of the clown, who’s often photographed in empty, dark areas holding a bunch of colourful balloons.
“I am unaware of any crimes committed by clowns,” Sgt. Ian Chandler informed KGET News. “I’m trying into it. It’s my understanding there’s a Twitter account and probably a Facebook account on this.