CLOWN TER­ROR NO LAUGH­ING MAT­TER

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Vera Ber­tola

THE tide has turned on the clown craze – in­stead of the clowns caus­ing havoc in the com­mu­nity, they have be­come the hunted.

Clown Hunters, a so­cial me­dia page be­lieved to have been started in the Mt Druitt area, warns clowns to “be aware”.

“Peo­ple here will not play fair,” it says.

In re­cent days, clowns have been sighted in Mt Druitt, Shalvey, Coly­ton and Emer­ton.

Though these sight­ings are be­com­ing rarer as the fad dies down.

St Marys lo­cal area com­mand crime man­ager In­spec­tor Barry Vin­cent said there only had been a few re­ports of peo­ple dressed as clowns.

“If peo­ple are go­ing out with the in­ten­tion of in­tim­i­da­tion or to threaten ... they could end up be­fore the courts,” he said. “There is the po­ten­tial peo­ple re­spond to these threats, and they could put them­selves at risk of legal ac­tion.” Clown chase: mt­dru itt­stan­dard.com.au

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