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Family terrorized by creepy clown in Iowa

By T.K. Randall
October 5, 2019 · Comment icon 22 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."

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Comment icon #13 Posted by Bed of chaos 5 years ago
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 5 years ago
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 5 years ago
In some states you are legally allowed to stand your ground and shoot if you feel threatened. 
Comment icon #16 Posted by openozy 5 years ago
Idiots in clown suits are so yesterday(just like the saying"so yesterday") I'd applaud the person who shot one.
Comment icon #17 Posted by QuickQuickSlow 5 years ago
that's no match for a flower that squirts water
Comment icon #18 Posted by ThereWeAreThen 5 years ago
Clearly paranormal.....
Comment icon #19 Posted by openozy 5 years ago
If one comes down this neck of the woods it will be joining the paranormal realm .
Comment icon #20 Posted by Alchopwn 5 years ago
Would you believe me if I said that there was a cult behind this?  LINK.  ICP.  Are you down with the clown?  I love these guys.  They take the whole concept of "white trash" and strap JATO rockets to it, and aim for the distant uncharted horizon.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Scholar4Truth 5 years ago
Sometimes I wonder if ICP is being for real or if they are just mocking the stereotypes and marketing off it. 
Comment icon #22 Posted by Alchopwn 5 years ago
A bit from column A and a bit from column B.  There are certainly Juggalos who are in it unironically.  Whatever the case, ICP are increasingly cult-like.  Should we be scared?  Y'know I am, a bit... (scared that is).

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