You might have heard this story on the radio this morning but if you needed ANOTHER reason to avoid that scary clown costume, here it is:
In Berlin, a 16-year-old ‘killer clown’ was stabbed by a friend. The clown, who was holding a hammer, was attempting to scare a group of friends. The prank backfired when a 14-year-old stabbed the clown with a knife. It was only when he pulled the clown’s mask off that he discovered it was an acquaintance. The 14-year-old then performed first aid until paramedics arrived. He was later picked up by his parents. The 16-year-old, who was dressed as the killer clown, was taken to hospital.
Yeah, it was in Berlin, but you can see it happening here, right? So can we. We also know of a dozen or so events going on around the country that have already banned scary clown costumes — so before you take the kids to the trunk or treat or the party, make sure the scary clown is allowed or, better for everyone, pick something a little less prone to overreaction.
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