Lonely Planet Writer

Not so funny: clowns scare California residents

Clowns spotted on the streets of California.
Clowns spotted on the streets of California. Image by Randen Pederson / CC BY 2.0

Bakersfield, California is known for, well, not much really, but the last few days have seen it gain notoriety for a sudden increase in clown sightings. Over 20 reports have been filed over the last week, including some which claimed the clown was carrying a weapon. One clown has been arrested with the 14-year-old inside the costume confessing it was all part of an online hoax.
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