Po­lice warn against clown­ing around

NO DE­SIRE TO SEE RE­PEAT OF STU­PID­ITY

Joondalup Weekender - - News - Mark Don­ald­son

PO­LICE have em­pha­sised they do not want to see a re­peat of last year’s scary clown “stu­pid­ity” af­ter a man in a fright mask scared two young girls as they walked to school in Padbury last week.

Hil­larys Se­nior Sergeant Peter Feast said the of­fender was wear­ing a white mask with red hair when he twice fright­ened vic­tims on Hep­burn Av­enue near Padbury Catholic Pri­mary School last Thurs­day.

“The man jumped out with a fright mask on two oc­ca­sions on the same morn­ing,” he said.

“We’ve had no sight­ings or re­ports of it since; I think it might have just been a one-off.

“We don’t want to get into that clown sit­u­a­tion they had a few months ago. It just causes chaos and peo­ple get up­set.”

Sen Sgt Feast said the girls, both in Year 5, were pan­icked by the in­ci­dent and ran when the man jumped out of bushes be­tween Wal­ter Padbury Boule­vard and Gib­son Av­enue.

He said the school re­ported the mat­ter to po­lice be­fore send­ing out a danger alert.

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