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Mon Sep 26, 2016, 06:53 PM

 

Police: 'Creepy clowns' spotted in Palm Bay

Source: Florida Today

Kelly Reynolds was walking her pit bull at dusk Sunday when her dog began to growl in the direction of the railroad tracks. She turned toward a wooded area and looked, but what she saw startled her.

I saw themtwo clowns just sitting there staring at me, said the 41-year-old Palm Bay resident who was out for her nightly walk near Victoria Park around 7:30 p.m.

I never run but I turned and ran back to my home as fast as I can. These clowns have to go away, said Reynolds, who called Palm Bay police after the incident.

Police issued an alert to surrounding agencies and searched the wooded areas and railroad tracks near U.S. 1. The clowns were not located.

Read more: http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2016/09/26/creepy-clown-spotted-palm-bay-police-report/91117680/



I, for one, welcome our new clown overlords.

I'm not sure what it is, but I'm kind of loving it.

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Reply Police: 'Creepy clowns' spotted in Palm Bay (Original post)
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2016 OP
TygrBright Sep 2016 #1
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2016 #2
TygrBright Sep 2016 #3
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2016 #5
cstanleytech Sep 2016 #4
sarcasmo Sep 2016 #6
madaboutharry Sep 2016 #7
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2016 #8
radicalliberal Sep 2016 #11
snooper2 Sep 2016 #12
Initech Sep 2016 #9
christx30 Sep 2016 #10
MicaelS Sep 2016 #15
lonestarnot Sep 2016 #13
Whiskeytide Sep 2016 #14
Old Vet Sep 2016 #18
Whiskeytide Sep 2016 #20
Nitram Sep 2016 #16
Dr Hobbitstein Sep 2016 #17
Old Vet Sep 2016 #19
Nitram Sep 2016 #21

Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 06:55 PM

1. Is it some kind of juggalo version of Pokemon Go? n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 07:02 PM

2. I hope not.

 

I hate juggalos. Besides, they're a bit too unsophisticated to pull off something like this.

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 07:03 PM

3. Dear Juggalo Overlords: I explicitly dissociate myself from this remark! n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 07:04 PM

5. HA! nt

 

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 07:04 PM

4. Well its nice to know that Trump has a fallback job after Hillary kicks his ass. nt

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 07:20 PM

6. Creepy Clown on TV tonight.

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 07:22 PM

7. There are people who have a phobia, Coulrophobia.

It's a real thing. People can suffer severe debilitating anxiety attacks.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 07:26 PM

8. There's people who have legit fears of everything.

 

I suffer from severe debilitating anxiety attacks, thanks to existentialism.

Clowns are human invented (and wonderful, I might add). What's not to like about clowns?



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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 12:03 AM

11. There are also people who have Coulterphobia. n/t

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 09:52 AM

12. Reminded me of seeing Maury years ago and the guy that is afraid of peaches

 

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 11:43 PM

9. Are these the same clowns that were terrorizing South Carolina a couple weeks ago?

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Response to Initech (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 11:49 PM

10. It seems like either an Internet meme or a flash mob thing.

One person does it, then everyone starts doing it. Hopefully it'll die down soon. At least by November 1st.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 10:32 AM

15. I'm beginning to think it's Juggalos. n/t

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Original post)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 09:58 AM

13. Don the con wearing one to next debate.

 

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Original post)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 10:00 AM

14. It's all fun and games ...

... until some clown gets shot. And some clown IS going to get shot.

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Response to Whiskeytide (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 12:35 PM

18. I dont find this funny at all..........

And agree with Whiskeytide 100% that some think its a practical joke until one of these assholes (clowns) is fatally shot. And that appears where this is going.

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Response to Old Vet (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 01:16 PM

20. I'm surprised it hasn't already happened ...

... most of the sightings have been in States with high levels of gun ownership - people who keep them handy, know how to use them, and are not usually shy about it. And, with all the allegations about "luring children" and overt threats of violence on Facebook ... "Judge, he was dressed like a clown" might be a pretty persuasive defense.

It's just stupid. Whether it's a publicity stunt or just a series of copy-cats ... it's asking for an escalation. I don't usually go in for blaming the victim, but damn.

I DO feel sorry for the actual "Birthday Clown" industry, though. I'm sure they're thinking twice about suiting up and going out in public these days.

And what's going to happen on Halloween?

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Original post)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 10:37 AM

16. I think it's hilarious.

I mean, two guys dressed as clowns just sitting there and staring? Very creepy and possibly a bit scary, but certainly not illegal.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 12:25 PM

17. Same. nt

 

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Response to Nitram (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 01:05 PM

19. Really, Do most think children would find clowns or a clown outside there home at nite funny........

This whole business of people dressing up as clowns and showing up mostly at dawn to dark around and near peoples homes is gonna end bad. I have a bad feeling about this, One can only hope when someone gets hurt and they will, It doesn't end real bad.

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Response to Old Vet (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 02:34 PM

21. Kids love to be a little scared.

That's why they watch horror movies, ride the roller coaster and tell ghost stories. Until I read about one of these clowns actually committing a crime or injuring someone, I'm going to consider it an amusing prank. have the clowns chased anyone or touched anyone?

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