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Family terrorized by creepy clown in Iowa


Posted on Saturday, 5 October, 2019 | Comment icon 16 comments

As if clowns weren't creepy enough already... Image Credit: Twitter / @jogo78
Police have been investigating the case of a real-life Pennywise who has been menacing a mother and son.
The 'creepy clown' phenomenon seems to have been enjoying something of a resurgence this year with several stories emerging of mysterious clowns unnerving unwary residents across the US.

This latest incident, which was reported to police in Fort Madison, Iowa, occurred on September 25th and involved a woman who claimed that a man in a clown costume "was trying to attack her."

She explained that her son had been harassed by the mysterious perpetrator for several days, however neither of them knew who he was and it had left them both shaken and upset.
When police officers arrived on the scene a mere two minutes later they caught sight of the clown attempting to make his escape. While they were unable to catch up to him, they did later find his costume and mask stuffed underneath a vehicle at a nearby car dealership.

"What may have been intended as a harmless prank, resulted in the harassment of a citizen which may constitute grounds for arrest," said Chief Mark Rohloff.

"The repeated course of conduct was considered menacing, causing the victim to fear she would be attacked. It is difficult for us to determine the motives of the individual. The late hour, and the use of a mask concealing one's identity, can only use us to speculate what his/her intentions may be."

Source: KWQC.com | Comments (16)

Tags: Clown

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #7 Posted by Phaeton80 on 5 October, 2019, 14:16
If these were my neigbours Id be more than glad to do a sit in just to be able to rush that fool. Scaring a woman and child like that.. You can without any legal consequences in the US when he enters private property, right? Oh the sweet, sweet joy.
Comment icon #8 Posted by The Caspian Hare on 5 October, 2019, 15:10
Iowa lol Creepy Clown Part Two, Cornfield Bugaloo
Comment icon #9 Posted by Piney on 5 October, 2019, 16:18
Iowa? Hell yeah! Shoot first. Call the cops after they stop twitching. 
Comment icon #10 Posted by Matt221 on 5 October, 2019, 16:51
I had an encounter with a creepy clown last time round he walked from behind a wall and stood there staring at me as I stopped  at junction in my van  wouldn't of been so bad but it was about midnight freaky bloody odd bod
Comment icon #11 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps on 5 October, 2019, 17:10
So many Americans that have nothing better to do. Sheesh.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Scholar4Truth on 5 October, 2019, 18:53
Don't forget Halloween is coming so they need to get ready early. 
Comment icon #13 Posted by Bed of chaos on 5 October, 2019, 19:34
With two popular clown movies out, expect this to get worse. Mostly just kids who want to have good time. However, its inevitable, some idiot will do something illegal.
Comment icon #14 Posted by tortugabob on 6 October, 2019, 23:44
Get a concealed carry license and the next time draw down on his sorry ass. Tell him you're going to blow his ass away.  That tends to "sober" up these sorts of idiots.
Comment icon #15 Posted by tortugabob on 6 October, 2019, 23:46
In some states you are legally allowed to stand your ground and shoot if you feel threatened. 
Comment icon #16 Posted by openozy on 7 October, 2019, 4:31
Idiots in clown suits are so yesterday(just like the saying"so yesterday") I'd applaud the person who shot one.


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