A Clown With A Machete Got Shot At By A Guy Who Was Smoking A Cigarette On His Porch
It's time for more Clown News, y'all.Earlier this month we reported on some of the first creepy clown sightings in Southern California. It was really only a matter of time before the bizarre trend made its way this far west from its origins in South Carolina, a place that spawned another horrible idea.
This whole "clown thing" has been yet another bizarre addition to a very strange year, so we're not necessarily surprised by the nature of the scenario that went down in Santa Clarita this morning; it fits the narrative perfectly.
City News Service reports that a man was smoking a cigarette on his porch in Santa Clarita at about 6:30 this morning when he was approached by a man, about six feet in height, dressed in a "full clown" costume. According to the Santa Clarita Valley Signal, the clown was carrying a machete. Not making this up.
According to the sheriff's department, the homeowner fired a warning shot in the air above the clown, prompting him to run away on foot.
But there's a twist! The man who fired the gun was arrested himself, on undisclosed weapons and narcotics charges after police arrived at his house.
Lt. Rob Hahnlein of the SCV Sheriff’s Station told the Signal that this is the "second or third" clown-related incident in the area, and recommended that if a person sees a clown roaming around—machete or not—they should "back away and call us."
While most of the sightings have been of harmless pranksters, a couple of teenage clowns were arrested earlier this month for making online threats.
Last week, the Signal wrote that more and more clown sightings had been reported in the area. The article also mentioned that a Facebook group called "SCV Creepy Clown Sightings" was created last week, and is a place where SCV residents can report sightings of their own.
One member wrote that he saw "a clown roaming around on a hover board at the oaks apartments behind Costco" while another wrote that he saw a clown who "had an ax, but the rest I think we're [sic] just pranking. Whatever the case it is weird to see a clown 3 houses away that appears to be appearing out of nowhere." Yeah that definitely would be weird!!
Here's a hot tip from another member of the group, who recommended shooting clowns with paintball guns in lieu of real firearms to "act as a deterrent" before you "pull out your real gun and defend yourself without a warning shot."
Ok, Happy Hallowe'en everyone!