What would you do if you discovered a clown creeping around in your house?
We live in the age of John Wayne Gacy, Pennywise, Wrinkles, and even Wisconsin’s own Gags the Clown, so if there’s an uninvited clown in our house, we’re not messing around.
One West Bend homeowner underestimated this when he decided to play a Halloween prank on his teenage daughter and her friend. And it’s worth noting that this went down just a few blocks from Wisconsin Frights HQ, so we’re especially proud of our spooky neighbors.
Clown ‘Home Invasion’ 911 Call
When they were frightened by a clown that seemingly broken into the house, one of the girls dialed 911.
“There’s a clown inside,” she told the dispatcher in a panic. “Like an actual clown, inside the house right now.”
“Do you know who it is?” the dispatcher asked.
The girl responds, “No.”
“Is there anybody else inside with him?”
“My friend’s parents,” she says. “Just get here as fast as you can. Please?”
At some point the dad gets on the phone and apologizes.
“We’re okay. We’re just playing a joke. Sorry they called you.”
Watch the report from Milwaukee’s WISN Channel 12 News:
The dad was issued a citation for disorderly conduct.
A statement from the West Bend Police Department reads:
“The West Bend Police Department recognizes this was intended to be a Halloween prank, but the investigating officer believed it was carried too far when the parent involved didn’t put an end to the joke before 911 became involved.”
That’s probably a bit harsh for a Halloween prank, right?
Really, though, everyone involved should be happy it was only a 911 call and not, say, a baseball bat to the clown’s bulbous red nose.
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