Reports of Armed Clown in Davis
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DAVIS — Clown costumes have always been a popular choice for Halloween, but in recent years, “creepy clown” masks have become increasingly popular.
Police were called to the UC Davis campus on Monday, October 25, 2016 when a number of people reported a person in a clown costume acting suspicious while holding a knife.
The calls were made between 8:00 am and 9:00 AM, but when police arrived, they could not find anyone matching that description.
This disturbing behavior is on the rise as more people are reporting menacing actions by people purporting to be clowns — both in real life and online.
In Marysville in early October, police arrested a 12-year-old boy on felony charges after the minor dubbed himself “mozzytheclown” and posted a list of schools online. He said he would roll the dice to see which one he would go to “shoot up all the kids and teachers.”
In Galt, a boy was also chased home recently by two people wearing clown masks — which happened the day after the Elk Grove and Natomas Unified School Districts informed parents about a “school hit list” published on Instagram by a user called Sac.townclowns.