Fashion on clowns scaring children and adults, occurred in the summer in the United States spread to Australia and New Zealand. Police have issued a strict warning to imitators.
According to Yahoo! News, numerous reports of encounters with creepy clowns in several Australian cities appeared in social networks over the weekend. Thus, a resident of Brisbane claimed that the clown was chasing her with a knife in his hands. And in Hamilton, the 22-year-old woman were attacked by two clowns in the morning.
The first reports about the appearance of clowns in North and South Carolina appeared in August. Other North American States were reported to the police about clowns, silently standing on the sidelines, lurking near the Laundry or trying to lure children with candy.
Despite the reports about the arrest of some “pranksters”, is still unknown, what is behind the rampant “chronomania”. Media noted that the phenomenon may be part of advertising a horror movie or a hoax.
Australian police have issued warnings to those who are going to violate the law, hiding behind clown masks. “Any intimidation, threats and antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated, and any incident will be the subject of a thorough investigation”, – stated in the message for this reason.