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Clown prank reported

October 27, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Two youths were reported to be shaken up, but unharmed after an apparent clown prank in a Mono Mills park on Oct. 16.

Caledon OPP reports officers received a report of a person dressed as a clown in a park in the area of Mill View Court and Airport Road at about 7 p.m. The two youths reported being approached. They became scared and fled. They were not followed and there was no communication or contact between them and the clown.

The two youths reported to police that they believe that the person dressed as the clown may have been a teenager in disguise.

Recent events elsewhere in Ontario, as well as in the United States, have been reported and in many cases have been found to be “pranks.” But police added this type of behaviour is serious and those found to be responsible could be charged under the Criminal Code for an offence, such as mischief.

Police would like to remind all residents that these types of incidents are taken seriously by police and will be investigated. Pranks or false reports put an unnecessary strain on police resources.

They would also like the community to be aware of these types of incidents and if it is not an emergency to contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

         

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