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Dr Hobbitstein

(6,568 posts)
Mon Sep 26, 2016, 06:53 PM Sep 2016

Police: 'Creepy clowns' spotted in Palm Bay

Source: Florida Today

Kelly Reynolds was walking her pit bull at dusk Sunday when her dog began to growl in the direction of the railroad tracks. She turned toward a wooded area and looked, but what she saw startled her.

“I saw them…two clowns just sitting there staring at me,” said the 41-year-old Palm Bay resident who was out for her nightly walk near Victoria Park around 7:30 p.m.

“I never run but I turned and ran back to my home as fast as I can. These clowns have to go away,” said Reynolds, who called Palm Bay police after the incident.

Police issued an alert to surrounding agencies and searched the wooded areas and railroad tracks near U.S. 1. The clowns were not located.

Read more: http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2016/09/26/creepy-clown-spotted-palm-bay-police-report/91117680/

I, for one, welcome our new clown overlords.

I'm not sure what it is, but I'm kind of loving it.
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Police: 'Creepy clowns' spotted in Palm Bay (Original Post) Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2016 OP
Is it some kind of juggalo version of Pokemon Go? n/t TygrBright Sep 2016 #1
I hope not. Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2016 #2
Dear Juggalo Overlords: I explicitly dissociate myself from this remark! n/t TygrBright Sep 2016 #3
HA! nt Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2016 #5
Well its nice to know that Trump has a fallback job after Hillary kicks his ass. nt cstanleytech Sep 2016 #4
Creepy Clown on TV tonight. sarcasmo Sep 2016 #6
There are people who have a phobia, Coulrophobia. madaboutharry Sep 2016 #7
There's people who have legit fears of everything. Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2016 #8
There are also people who have Coulterphobia. n/t radicalliberal Sep 2016 #11
Reminded me of seeing Maury years ago and the guy that is afraid of peaches snooper2 Sep 2016 #12
Are these the same clowns that were terrorizing South Carolina a couple weeks ago? Initech Sep 2016 #9
It seems like either an Internet meme or a flash mob thing. christx30 Sep 2016 #10
I'm beginning to think it's Juggalos. n/t MicaelS Sep 2016 #15
Don the con wearing one to next debate. lonestarnot Sep 2016 #13
It's all fun and games ... Whiskeytide Sep 2016 #14
I dont find this funny at all.......... Old Vet Sep 2016 #18
I'm surprised it hasn't already happened ... Whiskeytide Sep 2016 #20
I think it's hilarious. Nitram Sep 2016 #16
Same. nt Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2016 #17
Really, Do most think children would find clowns or a clown outside there home at nite funny........ Old Vet Sep 2016 #19
Kids love to be a little scared. Nitram Sep 2016 #21

Dr Hobbitstein

(6,568 posts)
2. I hope not.
Mon Sep 26, 2016, 07:02 PM
Sep 2016

I hate juggalos. Besides, they're a bit too unsophisticated to pull off something like this.


(40,249 posts)
7. There are people who have a phobia, Coulrophobia.
Mon Sep 26, 2016, 07:22 PM
Sep 2016

It's a real thing. People can suffer severe debilitating anxiety attacks.


Dr Hobbitstein

(6,568 posts)
8. There's people who have legit fears of everything.
Mon Sep 26, 2016, 07:26 PM
Sep 2016

I suffer from severe debilitating anxiety attacks, thanks to existentialism.

Clowns are human invented (and wonderful, I might add). What's not to like about clowns?


(6,241 posts)
10. It seems like either an Internet meme or a flash mob thing.
Mon Sep 26, 2016, 11:49 PM
Sep 2016

One person does it, then everyone starts doing it. Hopefully it'll die down soon. At least by November 1st.

Old Vet

(2,001 posts)
18. I dont find this funny at all..........
Tue Sep 27, 2016, 12:35 PM
Sep 2016

And agree with Whiskeytide 100% that some think its a practical joke until one of these assholes (clowns) is fatally shot. And that appears where this is going.


(4,464 posts)
20. I'm surprised it hasn't already happened ...
Tue Sep 27, 2016, 01:16 PM
Sep 2016

... most of the sightings have been in States with high levels of gun ownership - people who keep them handy, know how to use them, and are not usually shy about it. And, with all the allegations about "luring children" and overt threats of violence on Facebook ... "Judge, he was dressed like a clown" might be a pretty persuasive defense.

It's just stupid. Whether it's a publicity stunt or just a series of copy-cats ... it's asking for an escalation. I don't usually go in for blaming the victim, but damn.

I DO feel sorry for the actual "Birthday Clown" industry, though. I'm sure they're thinking twice about suiting up and going out in public these days.

And what's going to happen on Halloween?


(23,037 posts)
16. I think it's hilarious.
Tue Sep 27, 2016, 10:37 AM
Sep 2016

I mean, two guys dressed as clowns just sitting there and staring? Very creepy and possibly a bit scary, but certainly not illegal.

Old Vet

(2,001 posts)
19. Really, Do most think children would find clowns or a clown outside there home at nite funny........
Tue Sep 27, 2016, 01:05 PM
Sep 2016

This whole business of people dressing up as clowns and showing up mostly at dawn to dark around and near peoples homes is gonna end bad. I have a bad feeling about this, One can only hope when someone gets hurt and they will, It doesn't end real bad.


(23,037 posts)
21. Kids love to be a little scared.
Tue Sep 27, 2016, 02:34 PM
Sep 2016

That's why they watch horror movies, ride the roller coaster and tell ghost stories. Until I read about one of these clowns actually committing a crime or injuring someone, I'm going to consider it an amusing prank. have the clowns chased anyone or touched anyone?

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