Fortunately, I haven’t seen any in my patch, but I am glad that the police and Brunel University take a tough line of the males who clearly have nothing to better to do with their lives than to frighten people. It is bad enough for women to even go out safely at night without all this happening as well.
This is really not a prank, this is a Public Order Act. They are wasting valuable police resources. They are deliberately setting out to alarm strangers.
Friends living in Manchester are saying their kids are finding it hard to sleep at night, and fellow school kids are bullying them by frightening them.
Motorists could kill other people if a male clown with a knife or chainsaw jumps out at them. One male media studies university student from Brunel University was arrested by the police and there is a risk his career will go down the pan. Too bad, he is an adult; this was some ‘stupid’ mistake! He only apologised when it got caught. As someone who never went to university (for various reason), even I know what he did was madness. It is not funny at all. These males are just cowards, having to hide behind a stupid clown outfit. Save the outfit for the circus or a fancy dress party. Carrying a knife or chainsaw is just asking for trouble.Being nasty is not funny. Do they really want a conviction which will ruin their job prospects, and spend hours doing forced community service?
I will do best to be vigilant, keep to streets with lights and be particularly careful in towns with colleges and universities and I will be learning some self defence skills online and make sure I can run with decent trainers on. I will be taking my camera, and collect evidence!
SEND DOWN THE CLOWNS…
Chatham: Male ‘killer clown’ gets headbutted: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3832731/Killer-Clown-armed-baseball-bat-gets-HEADBUTTED-picking-wrong-victim-scare-multi-storey-car-park.htmlreste
Another male killer clown gets arrested: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37605841
Meanwhile, in Bracknell, Essex a clown frightens some restaurant goers http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2016-10-11/killer-clown-spooks-people-in-berkshire-restaurant/
Blogger talks about being scared of clowns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cApteePPqe4