Clown craze: man chases teen girls … to Northam police station

Evil Spooky Clown Portrait on dark background
Evil Spooky Clown Portrait on dark background

POLICE have arrested a man who allegedly dressed as a clown and chased a group of teenage girls – to the local police station.

At about 9.30pm on Saturday night the man scared the girls near the shopping centre in Fitzgerald Street before chasing them approximately 700 metres to the Northam Police Station on Gairdner Street.

As officers opened the front door the man attempted to flee but he was arrested a short distance away.

A 19-year-old Northam man was summonsed to appear in court at a later date charged with disorderly behaviour and possession of a disguise.

However, police wanted to stress that dressing as a clown isn’t against the law.

However, should a person engage in activity that is criminal, anti-social or threatening towards other people, they will investigate.

Meanwhile, at about 12.30am on Sunday police were called to Tonkin Highway, near the intersection of Champion Drive in Champion Lakes, after a driver reported she had hit a pedestrian dressed as a clown.

The pedestrian went into the nearby bushland while the driver called police.

St John Ambulance, Canine Unit and Airwing attended the scene but the pedestrian was not able to be located.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.