Attempted Break-In by Clown

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Attempted Break-In by Clown

Postby Sepka » Wed May 15, 2013 5:18 pm

http://www.wbbjtv.com/news/local/MCSD-C ... 12531.html

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn.-A man disguised as a clown tried to break into a Madison County home early Tuesday morning, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.

“He had the face painted a white color and some circles dark around,” said the woman who lives at the house.

The woman said a man tried to break into her house on Highway 412 East around 4:30 a.m.

“They stated that the individual was dressed in a clown suit,” said Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork.

Neighbors told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News they did not see anything. “I guess it's better than a ski and mask, but that's pretty odd isn't it,” said Russell Korshak, a neighbor.

Investigators said the suspect did not get in and did not take anything. Sheriff Woolfork confirms they are looking for a white man.

“We would just caution the general public if you see someone dressed like a clown they could very well be up to burglarizing your home or committing some other crime,” said Woolfork.

The attempted break-in comes as a surprise for some. “That's just a little odd, ya know?" said Korshak.

The woman at the house said the clown getup is no laughing matter. “Some people lose their minds,” she said. “You don't know what is going on in their minds and you have to pay attention.”

The woman who lives at the home wants deputies to step-up patrols in the area and take the attempted break-in seriously.

Investigators said the person at the home heard a vehicle leaving the scene, but did not get a description.

If you can help deputies, call the Madison County Sheriff’s Department at (731) 423-6000.
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Re: Attempted Break-In by Clown

Postby Wombaticus Rex » Wed May 15, 2013 7:14 pm

It's May, after all. Sic Semper Taurus.

http://rigorousintuition.blogspot.com/2 ... nders.html

Phantom Clowns

The first week of May, 1981, Daniel O'Connell, the Investigative Counselor of the Boston Public School Board, alerted the district's principals that "it has been brought to the attention of the police department and the district office that adults dressed as clowns have been bothering children to and from school. Please advise all students that they must stay away from strangers, especially ones dressed as clowns."

Several days later, in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 5, two clowns using candy as lures tried to entice children into their black van parked near Lawrence Elementary School. According to Loren Coleman in Mysterious America, police had a good description of the vehicle: it was an old model with ladders on the side, a broken front headlight and was missing its hubcaps. The following day the Boston police, "responding to persistent complaints, warned that men in clown suits were harassing elementary children." One, driving a black van, was seen to be dressed as a clown only from the waist up; from the waist down he was naked.

"By May 8th," writes Coleman, "reports of clown men in vans harassing children had come in from East Boston, Charlestown, Cambridge, Canton, Randolph, and other cities near Boston.... 50 miles south, in Providence, RI, reports of clown men disturbring children were coming to the attention of psychiatric social workers counseling the city's youth."

Encounters with "evil clowns" proliferated quickly westward. Pittsburg children began reporting being pestered by two men dressed as clowns driving a van. Mid-May, frightened Kansas school kids told of a clown who had chased them home and threatened them to get in his van. On the afternoon of May 22, in Kansas City, Missouri, chased a "knife-wielding clown in a yellow van that had been reported at six different elementary schools":

Earlier in the day, at 8:30, a mother had watched a yellow van approach her children as they walked to a school bus stop. The van stopped and someone inside spoke to her two girls who then screamed and fled; the vehicle sped away. The children told their mother that a man dressed as a clown and carrying a knife had ordered them inside. By noon the police had received dozens of similar reports - of a clown in a yellow van. The calls did not taper off until five o'clock that afternoon.

Coleman quotes LaTanya Johnson, a then-sixth grade student at Fairfax Elementary School, who told the Kansas City Star of her sighting of the clown:

He was by the fence and ran down through the big yard when some of the kids ran over there. He ran toward a yellow van. He was dressed in a black shirt with a devil on the front. He had two candy canes down each side of his pants. The pants were black too, I think; I don't remember much about his face.

That Spring, scared children in Nebraska, and in Colorado, and elsewhere, spoke of being menaced by knife-wielding clowns who ordered them to get in their vans. No suspect was apprehended, and perhaps most significantly, no child was abducted. Frustrated police departments began backtracking, and discounting the allegations. Besides, most of the witnesses were young children - how much could their word be trusted? As the sightings petered out, and as children were merely terrified and not missing, "group hysteria" was floated as an explaination, and eagerly seized upon by most. But Coleman makes a significant observation that suggests something else was going on:

The story of the phantom clowns went unnoticed on a national scale until I began getting a hint we were in the midst of a major flap of a new phenomenon. Slowly, after contacting fellow researchers by phone and mail, I discovered the phantom clown enigma went beyond Boston, Kansas City, and Omaha. Indeed, the reports filtering into me demonstrated that a far reaching mystery was developing. In the individual cities, the local media were not aware they were living through a series of puzzling events that were occurring nationwide.
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Re: Attempted Break-In by Clown

Postby chump » Wed May 15, 2013 7:53 pm

http://rigint.blogspot.com/2006/09/clow ... night.html
"Nobody laughs at the clown at midnight" - Lon Chaney


Saw this today too:

http://copycateffect.blogspot.com/2013/ ... clown.html
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Dutch Clown Stabs Russian Boy On Crete: UPDATED

On the island of Crete in Hersonissos, a violent fierce attack by a Dutch hotel clown was made against a Russian family's child.

As you may recall, earlier in 2013, three Dutch clowns beat a boy at the Dutch city of Volendam's clown festivities (which involves over 200 clowns) in January.

In Crete, according to the forensic findings the child, aged 11 years, was stabbed 20 times in the chest, back and left arm. No sexual abuse was found.

Police authorities have arrested a 20-year-old Dutch hotel employee, who allegedly has confessed that he is the perpetrator of the attack on the minor. He was the hotel's clown.

Here are some of the photographs of the suspect from European newspapers. On his back is a tattoo with the words, "Vatos Locos."

Vatos Locos (in English, Crazy Dudes) is a widely used name for a street gang. Gangs using this name are active in several American states. The film Blood in, Blood out (1993) about the life of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca in 1972, was based on the experiences of gang members of Vatos Locos. The video game Call of Juarez: The Cartel features a fictional Vatos Locos gang.

The 11 year-old lost his cellphone and laptop, went searching for them, and then was lost. His parents, who had been looking for their child, did not find him until 3:00 AM in the hotel parking garage.
After a lengthy police interrogation, the young Dutch hotel clown reportedly confessed he stabbed the kid and directed the police to where the knife could be found.
The child is of Russian origin and is with his family in Crete for a holiday...


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Re: Attempted Break-In by Clown

Postby cptmarginal » Wed May 15, 2013 9:55 pm

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(when I read that story about the clown trying to break into a house my first thought was "juggalo")
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Re: Attempted Break-In by Clown

Postby Sepka » Thu May 16, 2013 12:27 am

cptmarginal wrote:(when I read that story about the clown trying to break into a house my first thought was "juggalo")



Juggalos are flesh and blood. To the degree that I fear them, it's the rational fear that a rabid dog inspires.

An unexpected, out-of-place clown, on the other paw...
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Re: Attempted Break-In by Clown

Postby justdrew » Thu May 16, 2013 12:27 am

the clown horror
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Re: Attempted Break-In by Clown

Postby Sepka » Thu May 16, 2013 12:47 am

justdrew wrote:the clown horror


My compliments. You've actually made me laugh at a situation involving clowns, which is an achievement.
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Re: Attempted Break-In by Clown

Postby 8bitagent » Thu May 16, 2013 5:33 am

While as a kid, I *got* that classic 50's/60's clowns depicted in photos, ice cream products, birthdays, etc had an easy look about them.
But when did the whole societal meme of "clowns are scary" begin?

Was it this?
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or this?
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Re: Attempted Break-In by Clown

Postby semper occultus » Thu May 16, 2013 6:42 am

...thing about clown-related criminal activity is they often seem to come dramatically unstuck in their choice of getway vehicle....

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Re: Attempted Break-In by Clown

Postby Bruce Dazzling » Thu May 16, 2013 8:33 am

Clownliness is next to godliness.
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Re: Attempted Break-In by Clown

Postby Simulist » Thu May 16, 2013 10:08 am

Bruce Dazzling wrote:Clownliness is next to godliness.

Thanks for the clarification. Because it sure as hell isn't "cleanliness." Just look in a dictionary! — "cleanliness" is next to "cleavage"; "godliness" is next to "goggles."
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Re: Attempted Break-In by Clown

Postby 8bitagent » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:49 pm

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Spooky clown mystery grips Northampton
http://www.northampton-news-hp.co.uk/Ne ... 092013.htm

A spooky clown has been scaring Northampton residents in full costume and make up.

He is red haired and white faced and has appeared in several locations in the Abington and Kingsley areas.

A Facebook page has now been set up for the clown called Spot Northampton's Clown which has already achieved over 3,000 likes since it went live yesterday.

The clown has proved a sensation on social media and has its own Twitter hashtag #northamptonclown.

According to reports it has knocked on someone's door and offered to paint their sills despite having no painting equipment.

Let us know if you see it too. Here are some Tweets about the clown so far:
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Re: Attempted Break-In by Clown

Postby justdrew » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:50 pm

"it" :rofl2
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Re: Attempted Break-In by Clown

Postby Luther Blissett » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:49 pm

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Re: Attempted Break-In by Clown

Postby conniption » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:27 am


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