Dad in creepy clown mask followed school bus, to be charged by police

AUBURN, MASSACHUSETTS (KRON) — Police say they plan to charge a father who wore a creepy clown mask and followed his child’s school bus in Massachusetts.

Auburn police say some middle-school-age children were so scared that they hid under a backyard deck.

Police say the man followed the bus on Tuesday. They posted a picture on their Facebook page Thursday saying they intended to seek charges of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. Because the charges have not been formally filed, the man’s name was not made public.


Police wrote on Facebook: “We are hopeful that others will learn from this incident and not repeat these types of behaviors.”


Police nationwide, including police in the Bay Area, have been dealing with reports of clown sightings and hoaxes involving threats of violence by clowns.


Associated Press contributed to this report.

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