The “creepy clown” prank that has been sweeping the country continues with another sighting last week in Omaha. Officer Phil Anson says last Wednesday afternoon a group of students walking home from Field Club Elementary School were targeted by two people dressed as clowns in a vehicle. The children ran to a safe location and were able to contact the authorities. The vehicle took off.
Officer Anson says, “This is taking resources off the street. Police and detectives are actually having to investigate these pranks when they should be focusing on other crimes.”
People doing these pranks will be arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Officer Anson says police are also asking for help from the public. He says if anyone knows the identity of those pranking children as clowns or planning on doing so should call 911.