We’re in the midst of a full-on Clownpocalypse! Eli Roth’s Clown and Rob Zombie’s 31 are just 2 of a slew of clown-themed slashers to assault Horror Freaks in recent months. A film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, perhaps the most terrifying evil clown epic ever conceived, will be hitting theaters in 2017. But this wave of clown-horror seems to have burst out from the realm of fiction into reality.
2016 has seen almost daily reports of evil clowns stalking city streets and rural roadways (mostly in the Southern states). While most have proven to be harmless pranksters, authorities are on edge over reports of clowns with knives, as well as clown attempting to “lure” children away with candy! There haven’t been any serious crimes attributed to clowns, police in Middlesboro, Kentucky aren’t taking any chances.
Per FoxNews.com: Jonathan Martin, 20, has now been charged with disorderly conduct and “wearing a mask in a public place” according to local media. The Bell County Detention Center released his mugshot this morning [below], while Martin was still dressed in his “killer clown” costume which can be purchased online for $39.99.
Police were called after someone caught Martin “lurking” around an apartment complex.