Clown fad causes fear

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

PO­LICE are warn­ing of a so­cial me­dia-in­spired clown craze af­ter a teenage girl was chased and grabbed by three peo­ple wear­ing clown masks on Satur­day night.

In an in­ci­dent thought to be in­spired by the re­lease of Stephen King’s It, 16-year-old Ras­tana Baker claims she was scratched on the neck af­ter pulling away when she was grabbed by a per­son in a clown mask in Perth.

The teenager said she had been walk­ing to a friend’s house about 7.15pm when a car stopped be­hind her and three peo­ple got out wear­ing clown masks and dark cloth­ing.

“I didn’t want to look back a sec­ond time but I could tell they were be­hind me when I heard them laugh­ing,” Ras­tana said. “When I did turn around I saw the wigs and clown faces.”

She said the in­ci­dent left her scared to go out at night

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