This can be contrived as a threat, say some. A scare.. a gag .. While I don’t pretend there is anything paranormal about it, this time of year brings with it creepy winds and frightening darkness..
Enter this story: California police are busy fielding complaints of creepy clowns. We’ll let REUTERS do the talking on the facts of the strange accounts:
Reports of creepy clowns carrying knives and other weapons have been scaring people in the California city of Bakersfield for the past week, police said on Sunday.
In the latest incident, a person telephoned the Bakersfield Police Department on Saturday night, reporting a clown armed with a firearm, said watch commander Lieutenant Jason Matson.
“We’ve been having sightings all over the city,” Matson said. “They range from anywhere from a guy carrying a gun to a guy carrying a knife running up to houses.”
The Bakersfield Californian newspaper reported earlier in the week that at least some of the reports were hoaxes. Matson said he did not know whether the incidents were pranks.
Sharon Bernstein goes on to write,
At least one of the reports was not a hoax – police arrested a teen on Friday who had dressed up as a clown and was chasing children on the west side of town, Matson said. The juvenile, whose name was not released, said he was doing it to perpetrate a hoax he had seen online.
He was arrested on suspicion of annoying a minor and booked into the Kern County Juvenile Hall, Bakersfield police said in a news release.
A child who had been chased “was clearly scared,” the release said.
That’s not it, either.
There are photos.
Here is one:
This clown was sitting on a park bench. He is just one of the many people dressing like clowns showing up in the area.. His name is WASCO. And he is followed by many people on Instagram—including a friend of mine.
He looks as harmless as any other clown—the Pennywise outfit and the terrible dark facade of a death face..
Wasco is finding fame. There are dozens of stories online now about him roaming the night streets—and with a link tonight on the DRUDGE REPORT, chances are his Instagram following may increase in size.
What I frankly don’t understand is this: Why are officials and police trying to find Wasco? He did not commit a crime.. he also did not get accused of committing a crime. His only sin: Dressing as a frightening clown late at night.
The media is playing up Wasco a bit, though.. The headline from NEWSCHANNEL 4 is enough to scare anyone: “NO LAUGHING MATTER: CREEPY CLOWNS TERRORIZE CITY.”
The NEWSCHANNEL reports this:
Barker Park is one of the many places this clown has been spotted. One child said he was chased by the clown through Barker with an ax. A Kern County Sheriff’s Deputy says they’ve gotten reports of a clown committing crimes in the area, but so far, the claims are unfounded
….before we believe a child saying that a horrific clown chased him through the streets with an ax, we should double and triple check the facts.
And just look at WASCO, you think he’d do something like that?
Imaginations are roaring. And the fun of it rests in that premise. Teenagers walking through the streets at night, guided by a flashlight, looking for the latest creepy bit of pop culture in their area. A clown, with a frown..
Wasco now has the spotlight. He’s the showstopper.. the bright lights of the media glare are now shining on his makeup and attire. Wasco, the floor is yours.. Your timing is hot: OCTOBER. Halloween breezes blowing and leaves flowing.. a clown is roaming. No better time than the present to be alive. And dressed as a dead walker..