Parents in Lucerne, Switzerland, wishing to give their offspring an extra-special birthday surprise are turning to actor Dominic Deville to deliver the goods. Deville "stalks young victims for a week, sending chilling texts, making prank phone calls and setting traps in letterboxes. He posts notes warning children they are being watched, telling them they will be attacked." When the attack does arrive, it is in the shape of a cake to the face, delivered by an evil clown. Deville notes that the stalking and scary note sending can be called off at any time, but that kids "love being scared senseless." Let's check back on the Lucerne area [...]
"A sinister looking clown has been stalking the streets at night in a town north of London, becoming an online sensation and sparking a hunt for the person behind the mask…. While the clown looks terrifying, so far it has only been spotted waving creepily at residents and standing on street corners holding a bunch of balloons and sometimes a teddy bear." —It's the teddy bear part that really does it for me. Maybe it's the "at night" part. Anyway, this being the world in which we live now, "The clown's Facebook page has more than 21,000 likes and users [...]
Guy Whose Job Is Putting On Face Paint And Frightening Children Resents Being Compared To Scary Old Man
"The head of Germany's most prominent circus has criticised Social Democratic candidate Peer Steinbrueck for comparing the clown profession to former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi…. 'Being a clown is an honorable, very difficult, sensitive and artistic occupation,' he said. 'How can you compare that with bunga-bunga?'"