What a pair of BOZOS! Moment duo in creepy clown masks waving at locals in leafy neighbourhood are forced to RUN when police arrive… only to be found ‘crying in a bush by officers’
- The clowns were filmed waving at people through the window of their homes
- In the clip, police arrived within seconds, forcing the clowns to sprint away
- They were eventually found ‘crying in a bush’ by officers around the corner
Two creepy clowns were chased down by police as they stood outside homes waving at residents in Manchester.
Olivia Jayyne shared a video of the clowns outside her flat in the city and showed a police car pulling up behind them.
Two police officers lunged at a clown who escaped and fled, prompting a brief chase.
The TikTok user said the clowns were later found ‘crying in a bush’ around the corner and described them as being teenagers.
Olivia said: ‘One of our neighbours said they were a threat and apparently throwing rocks but I think they were just having a laugh.’
According to Olivia, they were trick-or-treating, carrying a Sainsbury’s bag for their sweets.
The police caught up with the teenagers and Olivia said: ‘They found them crying in a bush round the corner, just little kids.’
Two clowns waves at residents outside homes in Manchester before being chased down by police
The video was filmed in Manchester and posted on the social media app on Monday.
It has already racked up over four hundred thousand views and more than 60 thousand likes.
It comes five years after the ‘killer clown’ craze that swept across the country, terrorising school children.
The prank involved dressing up as clowns and eerily staring at school children or passersby, sometimes armed with a chainsaw or a hammer.
The police soon cracked down, warning pranksters could be fined for public order offences.
In 2016, an 18-year-old from South Wales was arrested and fined £90 after dressing as a clown and jumping out at pupils as they left school.
The craze of dressing up as killer clowns has been a phenomena in the UK, with people being inspired to dress up in scary outfits and terrorise people.
In 2015, Kent Police said that anyone dressed up as a clown who intimidated people could be prosecuted for public order offences if they caused fear and distress.
It came in the wake of a number of ‘clown attacks’ in Tunbridge, Kent, which included a group of schoolgirls being chased down the street by a woman dressed up as a clown.