Teen girl grabbed by clown
A TEENAGE girl received a scratch after being grabbed by a person dressed as a clown, prompting police to warn people participating in the bizarre Clown Purge craze that they risk being charged.
The girl had got off a bus at Baldivis, in Perth’s south, on Saturday when three people got out of a car wearing clown masks and dark clothing.
She ran off when one of the people approached her and grabbed her shoulder.
She immediately pulled away and received a scratch on her neck and kept running until she made contact with police.
The incident followed a post on a Clown Purge Australia Facebook page, signalling clowns would be appearing in Perth suburbs after the release of the new movie IT with it’s villain the clown, Pennywise.
The creator of the page has insisted the clowns mean no harm but police are unimpressed.
The incident triggered a police warning about such behaviour.