RICHMOND (KRON) — A creepy clown was seen walking around Richmond Wednesday afternoon.
The clown was spotted at 1:55 p.m. near a Planet Fitness located at 4925 Macdonald Avenue.
The pictures were sent to KRON4 from a viewer who said the encounter was “very scary and creepy.”
Creepy clown sighting, encounters and threats have been widespread across the nation in the last month. And now, the “creepy clown epidemic” has hit the Bay Area.
Schools in San Mateo, Fairfield, Oakland and Antioch have all been targets of social media clown threats.
In Concord, a clown tried to snatch a 1-year-old baby girl out of her mother’s hands at a bus stop.
KRON4 is reaching out to the Richmond Police Department to find out if any clown encounters have been reported.
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