1The clowns attempting to lure kids into the woods behind a Greenville, SC apartment complex
2The New York boy who ran from a clown lurking in the bushes
Mitchell says he was walking to school when he noticed something out of the corner of his eye. "I saw a clown who was peeking through the bushes," he recalled. He said when he tried to get a better look at the figure that was looking back at him, "that's when it walked out and started making hand gestures at me, and it started staring at me."
When police arrived, there was no clown in sight, but several other kids said they had seen people dressed as clowns in the area. Law enforcement has detailed descriptions of three suspects who may have been harassing the kids and say there will be consequences for those suspects if they're found. (Source)
3The clown who frightened 11 students at a bus stop in Indiana
A person wearing red hair, a red nose, and long, sharp teeth approached the kids, then took off on foot. Fort Wayne police are currently monitoring bus stops. An officer said that if the person had been caught, he or she would have been told simply to “knock it off" as it's not against the law to dress up and scare people, so perpetrators caught won't face fines or be arrested.
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4The couple who posted a photo of themselves as clowns and frightened an entire town
“Just thought it would be fun. Didn't expect it to blow up like it did,” Ramos said. “Watched everyone start sharing it, then we were listening to the police scanner, all the reportings, the sightings.”
The post was shared more than 1,000 times, frightening many. Police started receiving multiple calls about people in clown costumes causing problems in Norwalk. They never found any criminal clowns, but they did find several groups of people out looking for them.
“I get the people who are mad; I do understand that. But at the same time, we were just having fun, and we did we apologize to the Norwalk Police Department night shift. We didn't mean to keep you guys out,” Coiffard said, and added she doesn't regret posting the photo. (Source)
5The woman who was chased to her apartment by a clown
The clown, who was wearing white and red clothes and a plastic mask, made no threats, just ran at her. Listen to the chilling 911 call below.
6The clown who threatened to kill students
The threat was made when a woman was assaulted by a malewho was dressed as a clown near the school. The victim was on her porch when she was approached from behind by the clown, who put her in a headlock, and said, "I should just kill you right now" and threatened the schools. A neighbor's smoke alarm going off scared her attacker into fleeing, and she called 911.
No arrest has been made so far, but police believe the clown was a juvenile. (Source | Photo)
7The menacing clown standing at the side of a Florida road
The video shows a person standing almost perfectly still in a clown mask and lurking in the tree line after dark along Northwest 57th Lane.
A Facebook post regarding the incident soon went viral and prompted numerous Ocala residents to call 911. Marion County deputies to respond to the area on the ground and in the air, but nothing was found. The sheriff's office said whoever it was spotted wearing a clown costume wasn't breaking any laws, but regardless, deputies were keeping a close eye on the area. (Source)
8The group of clowns on Long Island who jumped in front of moving cars
Officers investigated the reports, and came up with nothing. So far, no arrests have been made, but police warned people who may be involved that they are subject to violations and/or misdemeanor arrest under New York State law. (Source)
9The clown involved in a teen's murder
16-year-old Pennsylvania high school sophomore Christian Torres is dead after having been stabbed when someone wearing a clown mask provoked a confrontation. Police say they're still sorting through various accounts of the incident that include the victim wearing the mask, the stabber wearing the mask, or someone else wearing it. No arrests have been made as of this writing. (Source)