Got coulrophobia? It means the fear of clowns. If the answer was yes, you might not approve of the following jesters.
In August, a sighting of a clown in South Carolina erupted a mass media scare. Alleged sightings of hair-raising, eerie clowns have stormed major outcries on social media since then. Videos of clowns are retweeted through Twitter. Pictures of clowns are seen on FaceBook. Memes of clowns are generated on Reddit. The clowns are everywhere. Everywhere. Most would suggest that the main objective of these clowns are to frighten bystanders. As they often try to depict themselves as scary murderers or kidnappers. They come out (usually at night) in a full suit of clown apparel, staring and grinning at civilians are they drive or walk by.
These group of friends weren’t clowning around though. Video footage was released of a group of young men driving when suddenly approached by a clown.
“Are you serious?” said one of the passengers.
“Yo, go around this fool!”
The clown kept lurching forward – which initiated the driver to yell out “Get the f— away from my car!”
Two of the passengers proceeded to get out of the car.
A bat is swung immediately at the clown. The bat struck the clown straight at the knees which causes it to stumble backwards. The two men throw several punches before leaving with a few balloons and an interesting night.
The effect of the clown situation is greater than the clown situation itself. Officials are now taking a stand against this phenomenon. Earlier in September, two people were charged and arrested in Georgia for calling in to falsely report that clowns were trying to lure children into a van. In the same week, a middle school was put under a “soft lock down” after several calls were made to the LaGrange Police Department.
“We have zero tolerance for anybody calling in false reports,” Woodruff said firmly to LaGrange News.
Other reports have circulated in regards to these clowns in Georgia. According to CBS
News, children waiting at a school bus stop were chased by a group of clowns in Macon. Lt. Randy Gonzales stated that none of the children were physically harmed, however “Somebody was chasing them. They said they were scared, which is natural.”
It’s better not to follow the latest trends this season. Next time, just find a better joke.