Welp, this moronic clown thing is absolutely here to stay, isn’t it?
Police are aware of recent reports from interstate and overseas concerning situations where people have dressed up as clowns and have randomly attempted to scare or threaten others. This has occurred primarily in public places. It is being called the ‘Clown Purge’. Police would like to emphasise to those who may intend to engage in this kind of behaviour, for whatever intention, that it could potentially result in danger to them or other members of the public.
Because this is how these things work, there have been stories out there about people retaliating and beating up clowns. Nothing concrete, at this point – police denied that a clown was king hit in Caringbah, NSW, for example – but I’m sure it’s happening in some capacity.