Police say man in clown mask carrying ax threatens kids in Glendale
PHOENIX — Children in the Phoenix of suburb of Glendale told police Wednesday they were threatened with an ax by a man wearing a clown mask.
The Glendale Police Department said the incident happened near 67th and Glendale avenues. An immediate search of the area did not turn up a suspect.
Police are asking for anyone with information on the incident to call them.
This is not the first time a man wearing a clown mask has caused concern in Glendale. In October 2016, a woman told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Mac & Gaydos that a clown stared her down when she was taking out her trash near 67th Avenue and the Loop 101.
“On my way back, I saw somebody standing there,” she said. “It didn’t look like they were trying to get in the gate. I put my phone down and I didn’t even realize at first that it was a clown because that’s not what you’re expecting.”
Bailey said she called the Glendale Police Department’s non-emergency number and was told she was the third call received about the man.
There was also a rash of clown-related pranks nationwide. The most famous cases were reported in South Carolina, where children told their parents clowns were trying to lure them into the woods with candy.
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