We've all heard about them, joked about them, read about them, but there are some of us that might have even seen some of them!
This poor guy may want to reconsider his choice of recreational drugs. I guess that if you have to see some imaginary killers, you could find something a lot worse than clowns.
I'm surprised that he managed to NOT get shot to death by the police, considering the climate in law enforcement now days! Thank goodness that the LEOs used some great restraint in this.
Man believed clowns were attacking home in Roberts, Wis.
Mother's house shot up; Arizona visitor admitted taking hallucinogenBy Andy Rathbun
Updated: 07/13/2010 10:44:27 PM CDT
Police responded early Friday to a call of shots fired at a home in Roberts and found a man apparently hallucinating an attack by clowns.
The 40-year-old man, armed with a shotgun, had fired several shots in his mother's home. It also appeared that he fired a shot at his mother and visiting father as they fled from the home in a vehicle, said St. Croix County Sheriff Dennis Hillstead.
"Pellets probably hit their windshield," Hillstead said.
Police arrived about 4 a.m. and surrounded the home. The man came to the door at one point and was "yelling at what he could see in the yard, but there was nothing there," Hillstead said.
The man went back into the home and fired more rounds, Hillstead said. In total, about 22 shotgun rounds were fired into the walls and ceiling of the home.
The man then went to the porch with the shotgun in hand and a bag of ammunition around his neck. He did not respond to police commands, but after the man slipped and fell, deputies were able to take him into custody, Hillstead said.
While being taken to a hospital for examination, the man indicated he had taken a hallucinogenic drug. He said he believed that people dressed as clowns were attacking his mother's home and that he had shot and killed a number of them, Hillstead said. He also said he had shot dogs that were attacking him and that his mother had been shot and killed.
"He was ... not in touch with reality," Hillstead said.
No one was injured in the incident.
The man, who was visiting from Arizona, is being held in a mental facility while he undergoes a psychological evaluation, Hillstead said Tuesday. He has not been charged with a crime, and police have not released his name.
The obvious understatement of this article is the statement is "He was...not in touch with reality,"! That, I think, goes without saying...but I appreciate the authorities telling us this little bit of information!
Just imagine if this guy started seeing these "killer clowns" while in a crowded place, like a train or shopping mall! Sorta scary, don't you think?
Let's get some coffee and sit outside before it starts raining this morning. Oh, and keep an eye out for any dangerous looking clowns lurking around, OK?