Police say charges are unlikely after a clown was spotting around Fort Saskatchewan Wednesday night.
This after a 15-year-old, accompanied by his mother, turned himself in to officers Thursday afternoon and apologised for his stunt.
The first clown was spotted by a passerby in a spray park. Police said there were no indications the clown was doing anything illegal, it appeared the clown was “just hanging out.”
The second sighting, the clown stuck his or her head out of the passenger window of a newer model black Ford F-150 and waved, before speeding up and cutting off the complainant. That clown mask was described as white with red hair, and the person was reportedly wearing black clothing.
Both sightings were reported between 8:25 p.m. and 9:40 p.m.
Dressing up in a clown mask and posting photos and videos to social media has become a bit of a trend in the United States, and it’s worrisome to Cpl. Jennifer Brown.
“This clown ‘fad’ seems to be getting a lot of attention lately, which is concerning. I have read comments on social media sites where people are indicating they will run a clown over if they see one,” she said in a release. “We just don’t want anyone to get hurt, the person dressed as a clown, or the public.”
Mounties said the teen was very apologetic when speaking with officers Thursday, and told them he didn’t think this would garner the attention that it did. Since he didn’t commit any crimes, he will not be charged. (kb)