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Clown sightings: Australia police ‘won’t tolerate’ antics

Image copyright AP   Image caption Pranksters in clown masks are stalking Australia – and not everyone is laughing Police in Victoria, south Australia, have warned the public not to engage in “intimidating” behaviour after reports of clowns terrorising people in Melbourne. Sightings of creepy clowns have sparked …

Man in clown suit arrested for 'causing alarm'

A man in a clown suit has been arrested by police in Kentucky for allegedly “causing public alarm”. Police said Jonathan Martin, 20, was spotted crouching next to a wooded area in Middlesboro wearing “a full clown costume”.  He has been charged with wearing a mask in a …

Kentucky police arrest lurking clown

Image copyright Middlesboro Police Department Image caption Police arrested Mr Martin for violating a city law Kentucky police have arrested a 20-year-old man dressed as a clown amid reports of dozens of menacing clowns spotted in at least six US states. Jonathan Martin was charged with wearing a …

Mystery clown activity causing alarm in US towns

Police in the US city of Pittsburgh are looking into reports on social media and public complaints about “clowns” acting suspiciously. It is unclear if the people dressing like clowns are pranksters just having a laugh or if they are up to something more sinister. Real clowns are …

Creepy nocturnal clown sightings leave US police baffled

Image copyright iStock Image caption Clown performers are unhappy about the negative media stories Dozens of reported sightings of lurking creepy clowns have been flooding US police stations this summer. Children claim the clowns have tried to lure them into the woods using money. Nocturnal clowns have been …

Clowns threatening to abduct kids 'not funny'

Police in the US state of Georgia say they have received calls from anxious parents about clowns trying to talk to children. LaGrange officers are also investigating an online threat to abduct youngsters from local schools. Lt Dale Strickland told WXIA-TV that someone started a Facebook page saying they would …