The Scary Clown Thing Goes Too Far in Reading, Pennsylvania


For the past several months now we’ve been steadily reporting on people dressed as clowns luring kids into the woods or just being random menaces. Some have speculated that it’s a PR stunt for the new version of Stephen King’s It, but we can ABSOLUTELY assure you it is NOT!

Sadly, in Reading, Pennsylvania. things have gone too far as according to the Reading Eagle, police are trying to figure out who stabbed a 16-year-old to death during a fight that broke out after a person showed up wearing a clown mask.

District Attorney John T. Adams said police are searching for witnesses.

We urge anyone who was there to contact the Reading police,” Adams said. “Someone was wearing a clown mask, and a fight broke out. Anyone who knows anything about this, please contact the Reading police.

Police said they arrived at 8:30 p.m., responding to reports of a victim lying on a front porch of a row home. Investigators said there was a large crowd in the street when officers arrived. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday night in Reading Hospital.

But wait… that’s not all! MSN is reporting that five days later, Reading, Ohio (in a strange coincidence, both towns have the same name), schools are closed Friday after a woman reported being attacked by a male dressed as a clown. The woman told police that her attacker made a threat against students.

Reading police said Kim Youngblood was smoking a cigarette on her porch at South Terrace Apartments when the clown appeared. The male grabbed Youngblood by the throat and reportedly stated, “I should just kill you now.

According to Youngblood, the clown then said “that some students and teachers would wish they were never born at the junior and senior high school today.

Youngblood told police the male fled after an alarm went off in a nearby apartment. The male grabbed Youngblood’s throat harder for a second before fleeing, police stated in the release.

The male suspect was reportedly wearing a striped outfit, red wig, and white clown mask.

Okay, now can we stop the madness?




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