Anorak | Killer Clown hysteria reaches Watford – and its got a butter knife

Killer Clown hysteria reaches Watford – and its got a butter knife

by | 11th, October 2016

Have you seen killer clowns? The Watford Observer reports that a “knife-wielding clown has been spotted near a children’s playground in Watford at 3:30pm.” Cheryl Warby says her children spotted a clown holding a butter knife.

There’s a fashion for pranksters (Times) to dress as clowns costumes to chase, threaten or stare at strangers. It is the “clownpocalypse”.


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She Mrs Warby:

“My daughter and two friends were riding their bikes up the Harebreaks towards the adventure playground when a black car fiesta or coarsa [sic] shaped stopped on the roundabout and beeped at them. When they looked they saw a clown face and the person was holding a butter knife he said to the girls ‘I’m a clown with a knife’.

Did the kids have phones to take a snap of the car’s numberplate? Don’t all children have mobiles phone now and dashcam-style devices implanted into their foreheads?

“At this point the girls screamed and rode to the adventure playground where they new they could get help which is when 101 was phoned and it was reported to the police who said they would keep a look out.

“All three girls are scared to go out now.”

Sergeant Steve Alison from the Watford Safer Neighbourhood Team tells us:  “Although the people dressing up as clowns may think they are taking part in some harmless fun, they should be mindful of the impact their actions may have on others and be aware that any behaviour that causes another person alarm or distress could lead to them being arrested under the Public Order Act 1986.”

A readers asks: “Can you stab a human being with butter knife?”

Another replies: “Only if they’re at room temperature.”

How about we round up all known clowns and set them on these idiots?

West Briton has news of Cornwall’s “only professional clown” David Rotheram. He said:

“The stories about scary clowns are having a knock on effect especially for me because as far as I’m aware I am the only professional clown in Cornwall. Ever since scary clowns have been

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